13 Sep '11, 5pm

Pagami Creek Fire in Minnesota [image] #NASA

Pagami Creek Fire in Minnesota [image] #NASA

On August 18, 2011, a lightning strike in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness region of northeastern Minnesota started a forest fire. On September 12, 2011, the Incident Information system reported, the Pagami Creek Fire “made an unprecedented 16-mile run to the east, reaching the edge of Polly Lake. The fire became a plume-driven event and reached in excess of 60,000 acres.” The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured the top image just after noon Central Daylight Time on September 12, 2011. MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured the bottom image not quite two hours later. Red outlines show where MODIS has detected areas of high surface temperatures associated with active burning. These natural-color images document the rapid expansion of the fire in just a matter of hours. They also show the development of a plume a...

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