Extensive Plumes from the Dixie Fire

Extensive Plumes from the Dixie Fire

More than two weeks after it ignited, the Dixie fire continues to burn in Northern California, east of the city of Chico. It is the largest wildfire in California in 2021 and 11th largest in state history. The images above were acquired on July 29, 2021, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. One of their sponsored efforts includes the production of experimental smoke forecast maps using the Weather Research Forecasting–Spread FIRE (WRF-SFIRE) system. NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS LANCE and GIBS/Worldview.

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