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Fires in Northern California Continue to Blaze – September 6th, 2012

41.0N 121.9W

September 6th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – August 31st, 2012

As the month of August came to a close, wildfires continued to burn in western USA. Here, multiple thick plumes of smoke from large fires in northern California can be observed. Near the left edge in the lower left quadrant is the Stafford Fire, in Trinity County. To its north is the Fort Complex Fire, near the Oregon border. Near the image center is the Bagley Fire, located seven miles west of Big Bend. It has burned 45,298 acres, but is now 67% contained.

Smoke From Fires in Western USA Blows Southward Across Utah

43.3N 114W

August 19th, 2012 Category: Fires

USA – August 18th, 2012

AsĀ wildfires continue to burn in western USA, smoke blows southward towards Utah and the Great Salt Lake and the Great Salt Lake Desert (west of the lake). The fires from which the smoke originates are clustered in the mountains of Idaho, between the Oregon/Washington and Montana borders.

Wildfires Blazing Across Western USA – August 16th, 2012

42.9N 115.2W

August 16th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – August 15th, 2012


Wildfires are raging across California, Idaho, Nevada, and Oregon are burning through brush and pineforests, creating a large cloud of smoke over western USA.

The close-up focuses on the Halstead (above) and Trinity Ridge (below) fires in the state of Idaho. TheĀ Halstead fire, which was started by lightning, has burned through stands of beetle-killed lodgepole pines in Salmon-Challis National Forest, consuming 81 square miles of terrain. The Trinity Ridge fire, started due to human activity, has burned about 58 square miles.

Coastal Plains and Valleys and Great Basin of Western USA

39.7N 120W

July 29th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Salt Flats

USA - July 25th, 2011

The fertile green of the western coastal states of Washington, Oregon and California (from top to bottom) is striking in comparison to the more arid terrain of the Great Basin further inland. Parallel to the coast, nestled between mountain ranges is California’s Central Valley, an area of great agricultural production.

The Great Basin is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds in North America and is noted for its arid conditions and Basin and Range topography. The region spans several physiographic divisions, biomes/ecoregions, and deserts. The large white expanse near the right edge of the image are the Bonneville Salt Flats, just west of the Great Salt Lake, in the state of Utah.

Volcanic Peaks of the Three Sisters in Oregon, USA – January 23rd, 2011

44.1N 121.7W

January 23rd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

USA - December 25th, 2010

Visible in the lower right quadrant of this orthorectified image are the Three Sisters, three volcanic peaks of the Cascade Volcanic Arc and the Cascade Range in Oregon.

Each of the mountains exceeds 10000 ft in elevation. They are the third, fourth, and fifth highest peaks in the state of Oregon and are located in the Three Sisters Wilderness, about 15 mi southwest from the nearest town of Sisters, Oregon.