Fires in the Northern Rockies • Earth.com Fires in the Northern Rockies

Last update: December 6th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Fires in the Northern Rockies. Dozens of fires burning in the Rocky Mountains in Montana were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer. (MODIS) On the Aqua satellite on the afternoon of August 19, 2003. Therefore In the image, fire locations have been marked in yellow. The fires are threatening power transmission lines. Therefore many residents have been told to prepare for blackouts as other residents are being evacuated.

This image shows the region surround Flathead Lake (left of center) in northwest Montana. To the north of the lake are several fires burning in Glacier National Park right near the United States-Canada border. Although while dozens of fires to the south are filling mountain valleys in with smoke.

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.

The Northern Rocky Mountains, usually referred to as the Northern Rockies. Also are a subdivision of the Canadian Rockies comprising the northern half of the Canadian segment of the Rocky Mountains. Also the fires in the northern rockies have caused the mountain and terrain to have massive amounts of damage. Therefore killing off landscape and animals homes.

Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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