Smoke and Fires in Southeast Asia
Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
On April 8, 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite captured this image of biomass burning across Southeast Asia. At left, Bangladesh is free of fires, while to the east, fires are visible (marked with red dots) in India, Myanmar (center), and (top right to bottom) China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia. Compare this image to the Aqua image (also in this series) of the same area taken later in the day.