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Fires in Washington State, USA

Image captured on Oct 16, 2022, by the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite.

MODIS data image of fires in Washington state, October 2022.


The map shows a true color, or natural color, corrected reflectance image of smoke emanating from fires burning in the state of Washington, USA, on October 16, 2022. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Aqua satellite. Overlaid on the image is the "Fires and Thermal Anomalies" layer showing the active fire detections as orange dots. Click on a dot to find out more information about the point, such as Fire Radiative Power and Detection Confidence. The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) reports that the West is experiencing above normal temperatures and conditions of dry/low humidity.

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Reference: National Fire News (October 17, 2022). National Interagency Fire Center.

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