Fires in USA

Fires in the USA

18 May 2009

Jesusita Fire, California

Having burned an estimated 8,733 acres, theJesusita Fire in the Los Padres National Forest north of Santa Barbara, California, was about 95 percent contained on 15 May 2009. This natural-color image from theAdvanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite shows the burned area on 13 May 2009. The marine clouds that hid the city from view duringa previous overpass had cleared by this time, and the encroachment of the blaze into the outskirts of the Santa Barbara is obvious.

13 May 2009

The large image provided above is at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters per pixel.

(source: earth observatory)


The current situation in the USA is covered by a number of detailed reports (see GFMC Media web page):



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