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Thomas Fire, California

Image captured on 17 December 2017, by the MODIS instrument, aboard the Terra satellite.


False color image of the Thomas Fire, California on 17 December 2017 (MODIS/Terra)

False-color image (Bands 7-2-1) of the Thomas Fire in southern California acquired on 17 December 2017. The false-color corrected reflectance image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument, aboard the Terra satellite, and overlaid with the MODIS/Terra fire and thermal anomalies detections, shown as red dots. The 7-2-1 band combination is useful for highlighting burn scars - the red area in the center of the image is the burn scar from the Thomas fire. View an animation of the fires over the past two weeks.

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