Before and after aerial imagery of the Wallow Fire, Arizona

During some types of natural hazards, satellites are capable of capturing remarkably clear imagery of affected areas. Below, before an after Landsat visible-infrared images of the Wallow fire in eastern Arizona, USA. The images cover 300 square miles (500 sq km) – about half the area hit by the uncontained fire up to June 7, 2011.

Green indicates healthy forest and grassland; Red, burnt areas; bright pink, ongoing fires.

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Courtesy NOAA

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