Black Rock Desert - MODIS Images - How wet was the Black Rock Desert this year?
The playa was pretty wet with water reaching the Burning Man sites as late as June 24th
WHAT ARE THESE IMAGES?
MODIS Satellite imagery overlain with the Burning Man 2006-10 sites gives some insight. This satellite imagery enhanced to detect water are shown for approximately every day of 2011 (very cloudy days have been excluded).
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN
Please see our concerns for long-term, cumulative effects on the playa caused by increased use. Our observations for July 2011 to be posted here soon.
To begin, click on the Cooliris icon [Blue-Green squares below at bottom, left of any image]
Clicking the whole screen option on the bottom, right corner of the Cooliris window will make appear an Options button to change the slide show speed.
To download any image, click on the file icon [Envelope and arrow icon at bottom, left of any image]
Live imagery can be viewed daily on the Friends of the Black Rock site
Imagery details: 250m resolution Terra bands 7-2-1, please see the Modis FAQ for more details.