ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station
Personal tools
You are here: Home / News / 16. NASA's ECOSTRESS Detects Amazon Fires from Space
Navigation
 

16. NASA's ECOSTRESS Detects Amazon Fires from Space

NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) captured imagery of fires in the Amazon regions of Brazil and Bolivia on Aug. 23, 2019. 

Costa Rica

Full Image

Costa Rica

Full Image

The red areas in the images — in eastern Bolivia and northern Brazil — are where surface temperatures exceeded the maximum measurable temperature of the instrument's sensor (approximately 220 degrees Fahrenheit, or 104 degrees Celsius), highlighting the burning areas along the fire fronts. The dark, wispy areas indicate thick smoke — thick enough to obscure much of the fire from view. The measurements cover areas of about 77 by 77 yards (70 by 70 meters) each, or about the size of a football field.  

Read Full Article...

« August 2020 »
August
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031