Fires and Smoke near Moscow

Fires and Smoke near Moscow

Fires on dry peat bogs east of Moscow continued sending smoke over the city as July 2010 wore on, Bloomberg reported. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of Moscow and the surrounding region on July 28, 2010. Tiny red dots indicate hotspots of high surface temperatures associated with fires, and multiple clusters of such dots appear east of Moscow. Dull gray smoke mixes with opaque white clouds east and northeast of the capital city.

Severe fires also burned in eastern Siberia throughout July 2010.

  1. References

  2. Khrennikov, I. (2010, July 29). Moscow breaks heat record as peat bog fires produce smoky haze over city. Bloomberg. Accessed July 29, 2010.

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  • Data Date:

    July 28, 2010
  • Visualization Date:

    July 29, 2010
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration