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Hugh Bollinger
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Photo credit: Landsat

Infrared photography is often used to detect infestations in plants and vegetation caused by bugs and diseases. It can also see dramatic damage from other stresses such as fires. NASA's venerable LANDSAT satellite has now added a powerful image from the Wallow Fire in Arizona. [caption id="attachment_4664" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Wallow fire in infrared photo credit: NASA Landsat"][/caption] In the IR image, green represents the healthy conifers in Arizona's White Mountains while red shows the results and extent of the massive wildfire. Having robotic "eyes in the sky" has been an important tool of environmental management and a wise national investment begun in the 1970's. WHB
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