By November 9, 2000, the two fires in Shenandoah National Park near Old Rag Mountain and the Pinnacles
Picnic Area had combined into one fire that consumed 20,000 acres. Cool temperature and
moist air helped firefighters contain the fire. Throughout the Southeast, fires in
the fall of 2000 burned over 120,000 acres.
This animation shows smoke
from the Shenandoah fire on November 5, 2000. The red pixels show the areas
that were actively burning. The data were acquired by one of NOAAs Geostationary
Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES). Current GOES data and images of fires,
hurricanes, tornadoes, and other severe weather are provided by NASAs Remote
Sensing Data project.
Image and animation by Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA GSFC