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California Fires MODIS imagery and TOMS Aerosols from October 2003

This animation sequences through the MODIS imagery of the devastating Californian fires from October 23, 2003 through October 29, 2003. Then the animation resets to October 23, 2003 and zooms out to see the TOMS aerosol sequence. It clearly shows that the California fires had an impact on air quality as far east as Maine.

Visualization Credits

Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Pawan K. Bhartia (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Paul Newman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Rani Chohan (NASA/GSFC): Writer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
2003/10/23, 2003/10/25, 2003/10/27
Earth Probe/TOMS
2003/10/26, 2003/10/28, 2003/10/29
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This item is part of this series:
TOMS Aerosols

Goddard TV Tapes:
G2008-042HD -- HD Fires, Ozone, and Air Quality RT

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Grand Prix Fire
SVS >> Los Angeles
SVS >> Old Fire
SVS >> Piru Fire
SVS >> San Diego
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Aerosols
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Ecological Dynamics >> Fire Occurrence
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Fires
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> California Fires
SVS >> Pollutants
SVS >> Atmosphere >> Winds >> Circulation
SVS >> Pollutants >> Particulates
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