Fires and smoke in Mongolia and Russia

Fires and smoke in Mongolia and Russia
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On September 22, 2002, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite detected dozens of fires smoldering in Mongolia (bottom) and southern Russia (top). Several of the fires in Mongolia are associated with large burn scars, which appear deep brown against the tan landscape. At top right is the southern portion of Lake Baikal.

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  • Data Date:

    September 22, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    October 19, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration