NASA: It is happening now - Está sucediendo ahora - 03-05-11 - Mexico - EE:UU - Fires in Mexico and Texas - Cooper Mountain Ranch Burn Scar. Texas

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Fires in Mexico and Texas

Fires in Mexico and Texas
Judging by the plumes of smoke, strong winds stoked the wildfires in Mexico and Texas on April 27, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image. The fires are outlined in red.

High temperatures, dry air, and strong winds during the last week of April made for extreme fire conditions in Mexico, said Semarnat, the Mexican agency for the environment and natural resources. In Coahuila, a state that shares a border with Texas, fires have been raging throughout April, burning 249,000 hectares. The large fires burning in northern Mexico are among the eight active fires Semarnat reported in the state on April 27.

Immediately to the south, the state of San Luis Potosi reported 22 active fires on April 28. Most of these fires were burning in grass and brush after being ignited by lightning.

Farther south, Vera Cruz also reported widespread fire activity. Many of the fires were intentionally set for agricultural clearing but then grew out of control because of strong winds. The state has temporarily banned agricultural burning. The large image, which shows the wider area, shows several smaller fires burning throughout Mexico. This type of widespread burning is usually agricultural in nature.

Two large wildfires were also burning across the border in Texas, the Rockhouse Fire and the Deaton Cole Fire. As of May 2, the long-lived Rockhouse Fire had burned 313,323 acres and was 95 percent contained. The Deaton Cole fire had burned 175,000 acres and was 30 percent contained, said the Texas Forest Service.
  1. References

  2. El Secretario de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat). (2011, May 2). Provocada, mitad de incendios en Veracruz. Accessed May 2, 2011.
  3. El Secretario de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat). (2011, April 30). Com. 204/11 Siguen activos diez incendios en SLP, 12 ya fueron sofocados. Accessed May 2, 2011.
  4. El Secretario de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat). (2011, April 30). Com. 194/11 Refuerzan SEMARNAT y CONAFOR combate a incendio en Arteaga, Coahuila; en estudio, evacuación de ejidos cercanos. Accessed May 2, 2011.
  5. Texas Forest Service. (2011, May 2). Current Texas wildfire situation. Accessed May 2, 2011.
  6. USDA Forest Service. (2011, May 2). Fire detection maps, Southwest (AZ, NM, Southwestern TX) Accessed May 2, 2011.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Holli Riebeek.

Instrument: 
Aqua - MODIS



Cooper Mountain Ranch Burn Scar, Texas

Cooper Mountain Ranch Burn Scar, Texas

By the time it was contained, the Cooper Mountain Ranch Fire had burned 162,625 acres and consumed four homes in central Texas. This image, taken by the Landsat-5 satellite on April 18, 2011, shows the burn scar left by the fire.

Freshly burned land is brick red in this false color image. The two bright spots of green inside the burned area are irrigated fields that did not burn. Plant-covered land is green, and bare earth is tan and pink. Bright white flecks are man-made structures.

  1. Reference

  2. Texas Forest Service. (2011, May 2). Current Texas wildfire situation. Accessed May 2, 2011.

NASA Earth Observatory image created by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using Landsat data provided by the United States Geological Survey. Caption by Holli Riebeek.

Instrument: 
Landsat 5


NASA: It is happening now - Está sucediendo ahora - 03-05-11 - Mexico - EE:UU - Fires in Mexico and Texas - Cooper Mountain Ranch Burn Scar. Texas




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