Burn scars in Kansas and Oklahoma

April 5th, 2011 |
MODIS Red/Green/Blue (RGB) image, created using Bands 07/02/01

MODIS Red/Green/Blue (RGB) image, created using Bands 07/02/01

A McIDAS false-color Red/Green/Blue (RGB) image (created using MODIS Bands 07/02/01) showed numerous “burn scars” (red-enhanced features) that remained from recent fire activity across eastern Kansas and eastern Oklahoma on 05 April 2011 (above). Previous blog posts displayed imagery of the fires as they were burning on 23 March and 11 March.

========== 06 APRIL UPDATE ==========

An AWIPS image of MODIS 3.7 µm shortwave IR data (below) revealed widespread fire “hot spots” (black to red to yellow color enhancement) as fire activity flared up once again across this region on 06 April 2011.

 

MODIS 3.7 µm shortwave IR image

MODIS 3.7 µm shortwave IR image

CIMSS participation in GOES-R Proving Ground activities includes making a variety of MODIS images and products available for National Weather Service offices to add to their local AWIPS workstations.