Fires in Hawaii

Fires in Hawaii

31 January 2007

Forest Fire on Maui

In the last week of January 2007, a forest fire burned on the Hawaiian islandof Maui, scorching several hundred acres of state park land and forest reservesbefore it was contained. This image from January 26 from the Moderate ResolutionImaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onNASA’s Terra satellite shows the fire (locationmarked in red) casting a long plume of smoke westward over the Pacific Ocean.According to news reports, the cause of the fire was not known.

26 January 2007

The large image provided above has a spatial resolution (level of detail) of250 meters per pixel.

(source: EarthObservatory)

Latest MODIS image:

This satellite image shows a plume of smoke coming from a brushand grassland fire near Waikola, Hawaii that has spread across 300 acres of landsince tuesday. Also very visible is the lava flow from the Pu’u’O’o vent of theKilauea volcano.

(source: OSEI)

The current situation in Hawaii is also covered by detailed media reports(see GFMC Media web page):

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