Contact: Alexandra Branscombe
American Geophysical Union
Caption: A satellite image of the 2011 Las Conchas Fire in New Mexico shows the 150,874 acres burned in magenta and the unburned areas in green. This image was created with data from the Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS) Project that the authors of a new study used to measure large wildfires in the western United States.
Credit: Philip Dennison/MTBS
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