Southern California Under Smoke– Groves of Giant Sequoias Threatened by Intense Fires

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Southern California Fires September 2021 Annotated

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September 24, 2021

The KNP fire complex and Windy fire are threatening groves of huge sequoias and triggering authorities to release evacuation orders.

NASA satellites initially identified indications of the KNP fire complex and the Windy fire within Sequoia National Park and the Tule River Reservation on September 10,2021 Two weeks later on, the lightning-triggered and wind-fueled blazes have actually spread out and grown more extreme, threatening groves of huge sequoias and triggering authorities to release evacuation orders.

On the early morning of September 24, 2021, the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 17 (GOES-17) caught this natural-color picture of huge plumes of smoke streaming from the fires and smothering SouthernCalifornia GOES-17 is run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); NASA assists establish and introduce the GOES series of satellites.

As of September 24, 2021, firefighting authorities in California reported the Windy fire was 6 percent consisted of and the KMP fire complex was 0 percent consisted of.

NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, utilizing GOES 17 images thanks to NOAA and the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS).



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