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NASA image: Fires in the southern United States

In this image taken by the Aqua satellite of the southern United States actively burning areas as detected by MODIS's thermal bands are outlined in red. Each red hot spot is an area where the thermal detectors on the MODIS ...

dateOct 23, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Fires in the Egypt River Delta

This NASA satellite image is of the Egyptian River Delta. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS's thermal bands, are outlined in red. Each hot spot, which appears as a red mark, is an area where the thermal detectors ...

dateOct 20, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Prescribed burns in Western Australia

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite detected fires burning in Western Australia on October 14, 2014. Matching these hot spots up to the the prescribed fire burns on Western Australia's ...

dateOct 14, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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