byImage courtesy MODIS Science Team, Reto Stöckli, and Robert Simmon.
This visible light/infrared composite image over Montana and Idaho was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on Aug. 23, 2000. The image shows the locations of actively burning wildfires (red pixels) and the thick shroud of smoke they produced (grey-blue pixels). There were 57 wildfires burning across both states. A single MODIS image can be up to 2,330 kilometers wide, allowing fire scientists to monitor a much larger area than can be covered on the ground or by... Topics: What -- Visible Light, Where -- Montana, Where -- Idaho Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15505