Images from MODIS Rapid Response System, near real time subsets of the Station Fire. Note the extreme smoke plume heading due north yesterday.Please click the images to expand Compare the current size of the Station Fire to the (now contained) 90,000 acre La Brea Fire burn to the west above Santa Barbara.
Updated satellite imagery from MODIS(NASA) taken July 3. Note the Basin Complex Fire smoke trail. The Piute Fire across the San Joaquin Valley is visible as well as the Gap Fire burning out of control in Santa Barbara County. Not visible is smoke from the new Ridge Fire in Yucaipa. Fires in the north part […]
MODIS image from June 25. (click link for the larger 500m view) Text from NASA’s MODIS Rapidfire team. “A heat wave and windy weather plagued firefighters in California in mid-June 2008 as they worked to contain hundreds of fires across the state. Many of the fires were triggered by lightning on Friday, June 20. This […]
Image NASA, Raipidfire California Subset Unique imagery showing fog hugging the coast. Barely 25 miles inland the Indians Fire races on doubling in size overnight to an estimated 44,000 acres. It’s also unusual to see a S/E wind against the coastal inversion. Also note in the upper part of the image the Humboldt Fire still […]
Using a combination of MODIS and METEOSAT South African power company Eskom is able to pinpoint fires threatening their power lines. ““What is particularly nice about this is all of our field staff have mobile phones,” says Vosloo. They can be out in the field, away from their computers and still get the fire alert. […]