Fires in Central Russian Upland

Fires in Central Russian Upland
  • Credit:

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

This pair of MODIS images from April 11, and 12, 2002, shows grassland fires burning in the Central Russian Uplands. As winter snows retreat, the area is prone to fire from lightning as well as fires set by locals for agricultural pruposes, such as land clearing, and fodder renewal.

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  • Data Date:

    April 11, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 21, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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