Smoke over Japan and Pacific Ocean

Smoke over Japan and Pacific Ocean
  • Credit:

    Image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

A haze stretches out over southeastern Russia (top left); northeastern China (left); Hokkaido, Japan (bottom center); and the Pacific Ocean (right) in this image from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) on April 2, 2003. This haze is largely smoke from fires burning throughout Asia as the spring agricultural burning gets underway.

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  • Data Date:

    April 2, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    April 3, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration