Fires in Northern California

Fires in Northern California

5August 2006

In the Klamath Mountains of Northern California, several large fires were burning in early August 2006. When the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead on 3 August, it captured this image of smoke-filled skies over thearea. 

3 August 2006

Places where MODIS detected actively burning fires are outlined in red. According to the National Interagency Fire Center report from4 August, the Uncles Complex Fire was 2,800 ha and about 10 percent contained, while the Orleans Complex was1,730 ha and about 5 percent contained. To the south, the Panther Fire was 210 ha and 75contained, while the Hunter Fire was estimated at 2,220 ha and 35 percentcontained.

The high-resolution image provided above has a spatial resolution of 250 meters perpixel.

(source: EarthObservatory)

For more information see:

  • National Interagency Fire Center



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