Fires in Baja California
May 22, 2013
Wildfires burned in Baja California on September 23, 2009. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of a group of fires just south of the U.S.-Mexico border. Small fires burn north of Ensenada, the largest fire in that group producing a visible plume of smoke. South of Ensenada, another fire burns, and it produces a larger, thicker plume of gray-brown smoke. The smoke plumes blow toward the southwest, over the Pacific Ocean. Credit: NASA image courtesy MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Michon Scott.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Earth, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Aqua, Wildfire