Fires in Alaska • Earth.com

Last update: June 27th, 2019 at 7:00 am

Thunderstorms over Alaska drove active fire behavior at the 40,000-acre Sand Creek Fire in east-central Alaska (largest cluster of red dots) on June 23, 2003. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from June 23 shows active fire locations marked with red dots. Other scattered fires were detected across the state.

The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.

Credit: Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC

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