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NASA-Produced Map Shows Extent of Southern California Wildfire Damage

 

The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and Caltech, also in Pasadena, created a Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicting areas in Southern California that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) as a result of recent wildfires, including the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, highlighted in the attached image taken from the DPM. The map is derived from synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites, operated by the European Space Agency (ESA). The images were taken before (Nov. 28, 2017, 6 a.m. PST) and after (Dec. 10, 2017, 6 a.m. PST) the onset of the fires.

Full Size Image and Article available at: https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA22191

 

NASA Damage Map Aids California Wildfire Response

October 18, 2017

 

The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and at Caltech, both in Pasadena, California, created a damage proxy map depicting areas in Northern California that are likely damaged as a result of the region’s current outbreak of wildfires. The map has been provided to various agencies to aid in the wildfire response.

The map is derived from synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images taken before and after this month's northern California fires by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites, operated by ESA (the European Space Agency). The "before" image was taken on Sept. 27, 2017, and the later image on Oct. 9, 2017. Both images were taken at 7 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. EDT).

Full Size Image & Article Available at: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-damage-map-aids-california-wildfire-response

ARIA Damage Proxy Map of Dominica from Hurricane Maria

October 2, 2017