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Burn Scar in Montana and Idaho

Roughly 2,000 fires burned across portions of Montana and Idaho, consuming more than 400,000 acres. This false-color image was acquired by MODIS on Sept. 7, after rains helped extinguish the flames. Burn scars left by the fires appear as dark purple patches.

MODIS Science Team, Rong Rong Li, NASA GSFC

Published September 12, 2000
Data acquired September 7, 2000

Terra > MODIS
Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Biomass Burning