Williams Fire Northeast of Los Angeles • Earth.com

Last update: September 25th, 2020 at 12:00 pm

In the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles, the Williams Fire, which began on Sunday evening, September 22, 2002. Therefore it spread rapidly over the next several days. This true-color image of the fire was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA?s Aqua satellite. Also The fire perimeter detected by MODIS is marked with a red outline. Therefore the  ability of MODIS to detect thermal signatures even through smoke is one of its important contributions to fire management strategies.

Credit: Image courtesy Jesse Allen, based on data from the MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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