Souris River
Jun 28, 2011Landsat Images Reveal Extent of Historic North Dakota Flooding

Jun 28, 2011 • Heavy rains in Canada caused historic flooding in Minot, N.D. Landsat satellite images taken before and during the flooding reveal the water’s extent. The Souris River finally crested on June 26, but not before more than 4,000 homes and hundreds of businesses were flooded. About one-fourth of Minot’s 40,000 residents evacuated […]

Wallow North Fire in east central Arizona
Jun 16, 2011Landsat 5 Satellite Helps Emergency Managers Fight Largest Fire in Arizona History

Contributor: Rob Gutro, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center The largest fire in the history of the state of Arizona continues to burn and emergency managers and responders are using satellite data from a variety of instruments to plan their firefighting containment strategies and mitigation efforts once the fires are out. The Landsat 5 satellite captured […]

flooding near Vicksburg, MS
Jun 11, 2011Landsat 5 Satellite Sees Mississippi River Floodwaters Lingering

Jun 11, 2011 • In a Landsat 5 satellite image captured June 11, 2011, flooding is still evident both east and west of the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Miss. Standing water is most apparent, however, in the floodplain between the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers north of Vicksburg. On May 19, 2011, the Mississippi River reached […]

Wallow Fire in Arizona
Jun 9, 2011Arizona Wildfire Sweeps Through Apache National Forest

Source: Jan Nelson, USGS / Rob Gutro, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center The second largest fire in Arizona history, the Wallow Fire is graphically depicted by this Landsat image, taken June 7, which shows burning in the mountains of eastern Arizona near the border with New Mexico. Starting on May 29, winds and hot, dry […]

Sturbridge, MA
Jun 8, 2011Landsat 5 Sees Tornado Track near Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Source: Michon Scott, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center On June 1, 2011, a supercell thunderstorm developed over western Massachusetts. The storm produced an EF3 tornado that cut a 39-mile (63-kilometer) track of destruction across southwest and south-central Massachusetts. Not only did the long-lived tornado remain on the ground for many miles, but it also widened […]