Fires in USA

Fires in the USA

9 May 2007

Fires in Southern Georgia

Fires continued to burn in southern Georgia on 7 May, 2007, when the ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured thisimage. Places where the sensor detected actively burning fire are outlined inred. The largest, smokiest locations in the eastern half of the scene areprobably associated with the Big Turnaround Complex Fire. In late April andearly May, the Big Turnaround Complex and another fire, the Sweat Farm RoadFire, were burning near each other south of the city of Waycross, Georgia.According to the 8 May  report from the U.S. Southern Area CoordinationCenter, the Big Turnaround Complex was the more active of the two on the day ofthis image.

7 May 2007

The large image provided above has a spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters perpixel.

(source: EarthObservatory)

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