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McNalley and Pines Fires in California

McNalley and Pines Fires in California

On Sunday, July 28, 2002, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite detected active fire on several fronts on the McNalley Fire in Sequoia National Forest in southern California. MODIS can detect fires even through a thick haze of smoke, such as that seen in this image, which makes it a valuable addition to traditional air plane reconnaissance.

Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC