Suomi NPP Satellite Detects Fires in Cambodia

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
December 30, 2015
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Suomi NPP Satellite Detects Fires in Cambodia
Fires in Cambodia

This visible-light image shows dozens of fires burning in Cambodia.
Most of the fires burn in grass or cropland, which appears as a tan color in this image. This visible-light image was taken from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite on Dec. 27, 2015, at 1:40 a.m. EST (6:40 UTC). The VIIRS image showed the heat signatures from fires in red.

VIIRS collects visible and infrared imagery and global observations of land, atmosphere, cryosphere and oceans.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz. Caption: NASA/Goddard, Rob Gutro

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