Abundant aerosols over Mid-Atlantic United States

Abundant aerosols over Mid-Atlantic United States
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

The extensive haze in this true-color MODIS image is probably a mixture of smoke from fires burning in Virginia and North Carolina (marked with red dots) and air pollution in the Mid-Atlantic United States.

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  • Data Date:

    August 9, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    August 11, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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