Fires and smoke in Malaysia and Borneo

Fires and smoke in Malaysia and Borneo
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from September 18, 2002, shows scores of fires in Indonesia veiling the region with thick smoke. At left is the island of Sumatra, at bottom is Java, and at right is Borneo, the northern half of which is part of Malaysia. Fires are indicated with red dots.

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  • Data Date:

    September 18, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    October 14, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS


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