Fires and smoke in Korea

Fires and smoke in Korea
  • Credit:

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

The Moderate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite detected several fires burning in South Korea on June 6, 2002. The smoke is blanketing both South and North Korea, and may be mingling with smoke from other fires in China. Beneath the haze, colored water at the southern tip of the Peninsula suggests sediment or phytoplankton in the coastal waters.

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  • Data Date:

    June 6, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    June 14, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration