SPOT 6 maps the extend of fires in Yosemite National Park, California

SPOT 6, the High Resolution satellite built and operated by Astrium, acquired  an image  on 5th September 2013 which shows the extent of fires in the Yosemite Valley.

The SPOT 6 September 5 shows two fires still active in the Yosemite Valley. The burned area covers more 45 km wide. Over 90 00 ha were burned since 17th August. Fires approached very near Lake Hetch Hetchy, main freshwater reservoir of San Francisco.

The large image SPOT 6 mapping in a single pass these affected areas. With the near-infrared band appear very distinctly in red, the forested areas and in brown, the burned areas. Local authorities and Civil Security can measure the extent of damage and the impact of this disaster.

   

Yosemite fires Natural colors SPOT 6  05/09/2013

Yosemite fires Infrared SPOT 6  05/09/2013

 

SPOT 6 maps the extend of fires in Yosemite National Park, California

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