Fires in eastern India

Fires in eastern India
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

In March and April 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometers (MODIS) on the Aqua and Terra satellites detected scores of smoky fires (red dots) burning in eastern India south of the Ganges River (upper right). Smoke is wafting out over the Bay of Bengal (right).

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  • Data Date:

    April 2, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    April 11, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
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