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2001 News Releases

NASA Watches Wyoming Wildfire
July 30, 2001

Wyoming wildfire
Wyoming wildfire

       A NASA instrument has captured images of the wildfire burning through Bridger-Teton National Forest in the northwest part of Wyoming. The so-called "Green Knoll" fire is reportedly 70 percent under control after burning about 1,860 hectares (4,600 acres). The images taken by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer are available online at:

       http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/earth/usa.

       Built and managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the radiometer is one of several Earth-observing experiments aboard Terra, which was launched in December 1999. The instrument acquires images of Earth at nine angles simultaneously, using nine separate cameras pointed forward, downward, and backward along its flight path.

       More information is available at: http://www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov.

       JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.


Contacts: Enrico Piazza (818) 354-0478

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