High fire risks in California

Fire risks are quite high these days in Southern California. And some fires have even already been observed  by the Sentinel-3 (S3) B satellite, from the European Copernicus programme. Here below are some Red-Green-Blue (RGB) pictures from the Level 1 (L1) measurements of the optical S3B sensors, disseminated by EUMETSAT: the Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI) and the oblique view of the Sea & Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR). These images show smoke  aerosol particles spreading from North of Los Angeles over Pacific.

As illustrated by @weatherchannel, these areas are located in “Critical” fire danger zones.

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More information:

  • Aerosol WebPage here
  • The European Union (EU) Copernicus programme here
  • The European Meteorological & climate satellite (EUMETSAT )agency here
  • The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission operated by EUMETSAT here

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