Fires in Canada

Fires in Canada

27 July 2009

Wildfire At Okanagan Lake

British Columbia, Canada, was experiencing extremely dry conditions in July 2009 according to theCanadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, and hot, dry weather was predicted to continue. Those conditions set the stage for a large fire that broke out northwest of Kelowna in mid-July. This image of the fire was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on 23 July 2009. As of 24 July 2009, the fire was about 4,000 acres and 30 percent contained.

23 July 2009

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

(source: earth observatory)



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