Earth  ID: 3195

The Cave Creek Complex Fire near Phoenix, Arizona

Slightly northeast of Phoenix, AZ, a massive wildfire was started by lightening on June 22, 2005. The fire started as two separate fires that later joined into one large event. The Cave Creek Complex Fire eventually burned over 41,000 acres of land. From these satellite images, one can see the fire's proximity to the city of Phoenix, Arizona, and it's relative size. Areas in yellow and orange are places of active fire detection for a given day, while slightly darker gray/black areas left behind mark the scorched land consumed by the flames.

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http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lookingatearth/Arizona_Wildifire06.23.05.html


Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Animator
Vincent Salomonson (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Mission:
Terra

Data Used:
Aqua/MODIS/Fire Location
2005-06-26, 2005-06-28
Credit:
Fire location data courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project (NASA/GSFC and University of Maryland - http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov)
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Fire Location
6/23/05, 6/24/05, 6/26/05, 6/28/05, 6/29/05, 6/30/05
Credit:
Fire location data courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project (NASA/GSFC and University of Maryland - http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov)
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This item is part of this series:
Arizona Fires

Keywords:
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Fires
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0