Wildfires in New Mexico
July 18, 2013
On June 11, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of the Tres Lagunas fire and Thompson Ridge fire burning in New Mexico near Santa Fe. Red outlines indicate hot spots where MODIS detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fires. The light spots within the smoke plumes appear to be pyrocumulus clouds. Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Adam Voiland.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Spaceflight, Earth, Spacecraft, LANCE MODIS, Environment, Pyrocumulus cloud, Aqua, Wildfire, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration