The MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator (MASTER) is a modified Daedalus Wildfire scanning spectrometer which flies on a variety of multiple altitude research aircraft and provides spectral information similar to that which is provided by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and, which is aboard two of NASA Earth Observing System Satellites, TERRA & AQUA.

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August 9, 2018
False color RGB images of the Mendecino Complex fires from the ER-2 MASTER sensor, collected on 8/9/18. 
False color RGB image of the Mendocino Complex fires from ER-2's MASTER sensor, collected on 8/9/18.  The ER-2 aircraft carrying the MASTER (the NASA MODIS/ASTER) sensor flew over Mendocino Complex Fires on August 9, 2018. The sensor captured images of both fires in the area with the Ranch Fire on the north side of Clear Lake and the River Fire on the south side. The products are false color RGB composites, which allow for the identification of various features within the...