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On June 16, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of wildfires burning in a remote part of southwestern Alaska. Red outlines indicate hot spots where MODIS detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fire.
- Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (2013, June 17) Current Alaska wildland fire information. Accessed June 18, 2013.
- Alaska Public Media (2013, June 17) Heat Wave Sets Records Across State. Accessed June 18, 2013.
- CIMSS Satellite Blog (2013, June 17) Uncharacteristically cloud-free and warm across interior Alaska. Accessed June 18, 2013.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Adam Voiland.