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NOAA UPDATED NEW MEXICO FIRE COLOR COMPOSITE SATELLITE IMAGES ONLINE

New Mexico Forest Fires via NOAA SatelliteMay 11, 2000 — NOAA's Operational Significant Event Imagery support team has created several multichannel color composite images showing the serious fire situation occurring just west of Los Alamos, New Mexico. The fires have resulted in large scale evacuations from the surrounding area, including the entire town of Los Alamos. Fire has spread to the Los Alamos National Laboratory grounds.

Some of this imagery can be found on the OSEI Media Resource page.

Scroll to the bottom to find links to a NOAA-15 AVHRR satellite image from Wednesday evening. The latest imagery can also be found in the "Current" directory accessible from the front page of our Web site (http://www.osei.noaa.gov/).

Images of these fires are those with "usNM" in the filename. Each of these also begins with one of the following prefixes based on the phenomena shown on the image:

FSMHS = Smoke and hot spots
FSM = Smoke

Relevant Web Sites

Fire Weather Forecasts from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma

Media Contacts:
Patricia Viets, NOAA Satellite Service, (301) 457-5005.