SeaWiFS: Blue-gray Aerosol over China

SeaWiFS: Blue-gray Aerosol over China
  • Credit:

    Credit line for all images: Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

In this SeaWiFS image captured on July 18, 2001 the smoke plumes from Siberian fires and their associated burn scars can be seen. Considering the wind vectors, it is possible that some of the Siberian smoke has blown southward to mingle with aerosols already present in the air over China.

Images & Animations


File Dimensions

  • 476x600
  • JPEG 45 KB
  • 2700x3400
  • PNG 14 MB

Note: Often times, due to the size, browsers have a difficult time opening and displaying images. If you experiece an error when clicking on an image link, please try directly downloading the image (using a right click, save as method) to view it locally.


  • Data Date:

    July 18, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    July 18, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

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