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Category: Fire detection

Fires in California

The large (74,000-acre) “Day Wildfire” was still burning in the Los Padre National Forest just northwest of Los Angeles on 17 September — the MODIS true-color image (above) shows the thick plumes of smoke drifting westward. Strong offshore winds helped the fire (which had been... Read More

Fires in Montana

A large (208,000 acre) wildfire continued to burn near Derby Mountain in southwestern Montana on 12 September. A QuickTime animation of the 3.9 micrometer shortwave IR imagery from GOES-11, GOES-12, and GOES-13 (above) shows the “hot spots” associated with this fire — on the... Read More