California Heat Map using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s satellite. MODIS image of a heat wave that hit California in 2004.
This image shows the extreme high temperatures in Southern California and Nevada in dark red. The Sierra Nevada Mountains, still capped with snow, form a cool blue line down the eastern edge of the state.
The high-resolution image provided above is at MODIS� maximum resolution of 250 meters per pixel.