Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
These true- and false-color images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite show thick air pollution (true-color) and flooding (false-color) in eastern China on January 13, 2003. The muddy flood waters blend in with the fading vegetation of the winter landscape and are further obscured by air pollution in the true-color image, but in the false-color image, standing water appears bright blue or black against the green vegetation.
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