Fires in Central Asia

Fires in Central Asia
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On April 3, 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite detected numerous fires (red dots) burning along the Sydar´ya River in Kazakhstan (upper right) and the Amudar´ya River in northwestern Uzbekistan (left). At bottom left is Turkmenistan. At upper left is the Aral Sea.

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  • Data Date:

    April 3, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    April 3, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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