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Category: MODIS

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

Lake-effect clouds

Cold air was streaming southwestward across Lake Superior, behind a strong Canadian cold front (temperatures the following morning dropped to 19 F at Embarrass MN and 28 F at Hayward WI). On the MODIS true color image (below, left), the appearance of the cloud bands that formed over the lake closely... Read More