Fires and Smoke in Eastern Asia

Fires and Smoke in Eastern Asia
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Thick smoke hangs over part of Russia (top) and China (left) in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite on April 10, 2003. Fires are burning throughout the region, and have been marked with red dots. Smoke from the fires is spreading eastward toward Japan, especially noticeable around Hokkaido, at right center edge.

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  • Data Date:

    April 10, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    April 10, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration