Detail View: Fire and Smoke Image Gallery: Fires in California

Title: 
Fires in California
Creator: 
NASA
Description: 
Several days after it started, the Freeway Fire left a sprawling burn scar on the California landscape. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on Nov. 22, 2008. In this false-color image, red indicates vegetation, tan indicates bare ground, gray-blue indicates buildings and paved surfaces, and dark blue indicates water. The Freeway Fire burn scar, stretching across the middle of the image, assumes a charcoal color. Along its southwestern margin, the burn scar intrudes into the curving suburban streets of Yorba Linda and Brea. Image credit: Robert Simmon, using data provided courtesy of NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team Text credit: Rebecca Lindsey, NASA's Earth Observatory
Date: 
11/24/08
Identifier: 
293606main_brea_ast_2008327_lrg_full
MediaType: 
Image
Year: 
2008
What: 
Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer
What: 
ASTER
What: 
Terra
What: 
Earth
Where: 
California