Fires and smoke in Japan

Fires and smoke in Japan
  • Credit:

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

There were a number of fires burning across several Japanese islands on June 3, 2002, while a pall of greyish smoke was visible blowing in from mainland Asia. This true-color scene was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    June 3, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    June 8, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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