NASA is using a high-altitude aircraft and a sophisticated imaging spectrometer to study environmental impacts caused by the devastating Southern California wildfires. Click below to read the article.
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Check out this image of the Thomas, Creek, and Rye Fires today at 10:25am.
Source: NASA Earthdata, MODIS Near Real Time Images
As winds kept blowing this morning, the Creek Fire near Sylmar started up and mandatory/voluntary evacuations were issued. More on LA County Fire PIO twitter site.
Check out the National Weather Service’s visible loop to see how fast the Creek Fire erupted. You can also see the larger spot, which is the Thomas Fire in Ventura County.
Also if you have been following the Thomas Fire near Santa Paula/Ojai/Ventura, more info can be found on the Ready Ventura County site. Mandatory and voluntary evacuations have been issued.
For the National Weather Service wind speed map and other info, click below.
ESRI is offering a complementary training class for ArcGIS Pro, titled “Go Farther with ArcGIS Pro”, in El Segundo, Friday December 8. The class is designed for experienced ArcMap users which will familiarize you with ArcGIS Pro workflows related to mapping, editing, geoprocessing, and 3D. Click below for more info and to register.