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Updated Fire Imagery from the Suomi NPP Satellite
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Updated Fire Imagery from the Suomi NPP Satellite

Captured on August 20th, 2012, this image from the Suomi NPP satellites shows the smoke plumes from the fires afflicting Northern California. A second close-up image uses a combination of high resolution visible and infrared imagery to distinguish not only the smoke plumes, but also the hotspots from the fires themselves (high pink color). The dark red-brown colors also indicate burn scars from where fires have been extinguished.

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