Smoke around Kuril Islands, Eastern Russia

Smoke around Kuril Islands, Eastern Russia
  • Credit:

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

Running in an arc between Hokkaido, Japan, to the south and the Kamchatka Peninsula to the north, are the Kuril Islands. In this image, smoke from fires in eastern Russia is drifting out over Sakhalin Island (left) and out over the Pacific. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on May 17, 2002.

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  • Data Date:

    May 17, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    May 24, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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