MODIS and CATS Imagery from Oct 11, 2017 Showing Smoke Over San Francisco Bay Area.

October 19, 2017

MODIS and CATS Imagery from Oct 11, 2017 Showing Smoke Over San Francisco Bay Area.

MODIS and CATS Imagery acquired Oct 11, 2017

Over a dozen wildfires have been burning since Oct. 08, 2017 in Northern California, killing 31 people, burning 2220,000+ acres and destroying over 3,500 homes. Smoke has blanketed the San Francisco Bay area, as shown in MODIS and CATS imagery from Oct. 11, 2017 (red circle). The smoke plume extends as high as 3-4 km according to the CATS backscatter and has resulted in the worst air quality ever recorded in many parts of the Bay Area.