Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
New simplified tropical forest assessment tool found to be highly effective at estimating forest condition
New collaborative research, led by the University of Oxford...
Woolpert Sets Precedent for UAS at Airports with Nighttime Operations, Class C Authorization
The firm operated UAS at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport...
Red Cat Completes Skypersonic Acquisition
HUMACAO, Puerto Rico - Red Cat Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCAT) ("Red...
PolicyMap Announces New Agreement with The Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
PHILADELPHIA - PolicyMap announces the availability of its national data...
Esri and IBM Team Up to Take on Climate Change with Call for Code
EsriIs Joining the Call for Code Global Challenge alongside...

Click on image to enlarge.

Thick smoke from two Colorado wildfires billows across the landscape in these digital images taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on June 19, 2013.

The images show a plume wafting from the West Fork Complex fire, which was burning explosively in southwestern Colorado near Pagosa Springs. To the northwest, a smaller plume from the Wild Rose fire is also visible in the top image.

The West Fork Complex actually is a combination of three fires: the West Fork fire, the Windy Pass fire and the Papoose fire. Lightning ignited the first of the blazes on June 5, 2013, and together they had charred approximately 75,000 acres (30,000 hectares) by June 25.

While the Wild Rose blaze was fully contained by June 25, 2013, the West Fork Complex fire was still raging through the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests.

Image courtesy of NASA.

Read the full story.

Comments are closed.