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Fires in the Southeastern United States

Fires in the Southeastern United States

In the Southeast, scattered fires were burning across Alabama, Georgia, and Florida on March 22, 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead. According to the March 22 report from the Southern Area Coordination Center, a few prescribed fires (intentional fires set by land managers for natural resource management) were underway across the Southern District, but the majority of the fires were of other human origins.

The high-resolution image provided above has a spatial resolution of 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides images of the area additional resolutions.

NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center