Haze Over the Yellow Sea

Haze Over the Yellow Sea
  • Credit:

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

Dense haze was drifting eastward from China across the Yellow Sea, the Korean Peninsula, and Japan on December 22, 2003. Winter is a time of increased coal usage for heating in east Asia, and this may account for some of the haze.

This SeaWiFS image was collected starting at 4:23 UTC— just under 3 hours before winter solstice, which occurred at 7:04 UTC.

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  • Data Date:

    December 22, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    December 22, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

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