Fires and smoke in Thailand and Laos

Fires and smoke in Thailand and Laos
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

As can be seen in this true-color scene acquired on March 29, 2002, many fires dot the landscape across much of Southeast Asia, filling the skies with a thick pall of smoke over much of the region. The burning in this region has been intense throughout March of this year.

This image was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra satellite. The red boxes (see the high-resolution image) indicate where active fires are burning.

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  • Data Date:

    March 29, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    March 29, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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