Forest Fires in Russia and Northern China

Forest Fires in Russia and Northern China
  • Credit:

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

Smoke plumes from forest fires scattered along the border between the Russian Far East and northern China are clearly visible in this true-color image from the Sea-viewing Wide-Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) on June 16, 2000. Fires in Siberia occur every summer, and severe outbreaks occur every ten years or so, with the most recent in 1998. The fires are ignited by lightning, and are so remote that it is impossible to fight them effectively.

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  • Data Date:

    June 16, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    June 16, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS


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