Last update: November 19th, 2019 at 6:00 am
On April 4, 2007, dozens of fires were burning in the southern portions of the U.S. Midwest. Marked with red dots in this image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite, the fires are scattered across Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Winds are blowing nearly due south, stretching smoke plumes from several of the fires. Though much of the landscape has “greened up” with the arrival of spring, higher elevations, such as the Ouachita Mountains, are still showing winter brown.
Credit: NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center