Those Calif. Wildfires Viewed From Space

16 May 2014 admin In G+ Posts

Great shots of the CA Wildfires from space…

Originally shared by +KQED SCIENCE

Those Calif. Wildfires Viewed From Space

"Multiple wildfires in Calif., fueled by strong Santa Ana winds and scorching temperatures, are so massive that they can easily be seen from space.

As +NPR's Alan Greenblatt reports, the fires have affected thousands of acres and put lives and property in jeopardy."

Those California Wildfires Viewed From Space
The image, captured by NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite, shows smoke trails stretching out over the Pacific Ocean.

Comments: 3

  1. Brent Burzycki 16 May 2014 Reply

    Are you down there?

  2. Brent Burzycki 16 May 2014 Reply

    I have several friends in the fire areas… All evacuated…

  3. Brent Burzycki 16 May 2014 Reply

    Yep – just lots of evacs it seems – hope the winds die down… that would sure help the issue… not that Southern CA does not catch on fire every year but this seems like a bad combo of winds and multiple fires..all the fire crews from up north here are all being sent south….

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