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Fires East of Mississippi Delta, Southeastern USA – March 29th, 2013

30.2N 85.1W

March 29th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – March 27th, 2013

Although moderate to heavy rains over the last week greatly improved the drought conditions in the southeastern USA, particularly across Georgia, most of Alabama and South Carolina, and northern and central Florida, many fires can still be seen burning in the region. Here, multiple plumes of smoke blow southwards towards the Gulf of Mexico. Also visible at the lower left is the Mississippi River Delta. Cooling temperatures and more rain are expected to slow the spread of the fires over the weekend.

Fires Across Southeastern USA – March 28th, 2013

31.3N 83.3W

March 28th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – March 27th, 2013

Many plumes of smoke from fires burning across the southeastern United States of America can be seen here. The fires are affecting several states (from left to right): Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, as well as Florida (below).

There are currently nine active large fires that have burned 13,226 acres as well as numerous smaller ones. A “large fire” is defined by the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) as a wildfire of 100 acres or more occurring in timber, or a wildfire of 300 acres or more occurring in grass/sage.

Smoke from Fires in Southern USA

32.4N 81.1W

March 5th, 2013 Category: Fires

USA – March 4th, 2013

Several fires can be seen in the southern United States. Near the center right edge is a blaze in South Carolina, near the Georgia border and the Savannah River Site (a nuclear reservation). Moving to the southwest, several fires can be seen in the border area by southern Georgia and the Florida panhandle.

Borders Feature Revealing Lakes Near Turkey

40.3N 45.3E

February 10th, 2013 Category: Clouds, Lakes

Iran, Turkey, Armenia – January 27th, 2013

This cloud-covered image highlights the use of the Chelys Satellite Rapid Response System (SRRS) “borders” feature, which overlays countries’ boundaries on satellite images. Here, Iran, Turkey, Georgia, Russia and Azerbaijan can be observed counterclockwise from the bottom right, with Armenia in the center. While Lake Van, in Turkey, is partially visible through the clouds, the borders feature shows the location of other lakes that would be hidden: Lake Urmia (bottom), in Iran, Lake Sevan (center), in Armenia, and the Mingachevir Reservoir (upper right), in Azerbaijan.

Fire East of Columbus, Georgia, USA

32.4N 84.9W

November 27th, 2012 Category: Fires

USA – November 25th, 2012

The Appalachian Mountains cross the upper left quadrant of this image diagonally. Upon opening the full image, the patterns of their ridges and valleys can be appreciated. Visible south of the mountains by the left edge is the city of Atlanta, Georgia. Further south is the city of Columbus; east of the city a thick white plume of smoke can be observed.