Days 35 and 36 of the Georgia/Florida fires

May 21st, 2007 |

MODIS false color RGB images

The largest wildfire in Georgia history started on 16 April, and continued to burn on 20 May and 21 May 2007. The Terra and Aqua false-color red/green/blue (RGB) images using MODIS channels 07, 02, and 01 (above) reveal the extensive burn scars resulting from the 472,000 acre Sweat Farm Road / Big Turnaround fire south of Waycross, Georgia (station identifier KAYS), as well as the 125,000 acre Bugaboo fire that straddled the Georgia/Florida border. The locations of the hottest active fires were indicated by the pink-colored pixels along the periphery of the burn scars.

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