Fire Season Underway in Alaska

Two images of the VIIRS i04 band (3.74 um) show the change in three days of an early season fire near Kongishluk Bay. The top image is from May 26th and the bottom image is from May 29th using a colormap that enhances the hottest Brightness Temperatures from green to red to yellow. With prevailing winds from the north the fire has moved southward and split into two areas of concentration. The yellow pixels at the center of the fire on the lower images show that the energy emitted by the fire has increased.