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High Resolution Thermal Imagery of the California Wildfires
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High Resolution Thermal Imagery of the California Wildfires

This false-color image (captured on Oct. 9th) was created by combining three of the Suomi NPP satellite's high resolution thermal and visible channels from the VIIRS sensor (SVI 4,2, 1). These different channels allow us to see features not visible in more natural looking true color imagery, such as the hot spots that glow bright red from the thermal imagery.

The California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection stated that, as of Oct. 10th, there are 17 large and over 115,000 acres burned so far.

 
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Keywords:VIIRS, Suomi NPP, fire, 2017.10.11
 

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