Pollution in Sichuan Basin and dust in Inner Mongolia, China

Pollution in Sichuan Basin and dust in Inner Mongolia, China
  • Credit:

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

This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from April 14, 2002, shows two different kinds of aerosols (particles suspended in the atmosphere). At top right is dust from the Gobi Desert (out of the scene at upper left), and below that is pollution from the urban and industrial centers of the Sichuan Basin of central China.

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Metadata

  • Data Date:

    April 14, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 23, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration