Orbital View Of Smoky Mountain Fires

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
December 1, 2016
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Orbital View Of Smoky Mountain Fires
Smoky Mountain Fires

There are several large fires burning in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the smoke generated from them.
This natural-color satellite image from Nov. 29 was collected by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument that flies aboard NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite. Actively burning areas are outlined in red. Smoke appears as a light brown color and was blowing to the northeast into western North Carolina.

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