Fires and smoke around Lake Baikal, Russia

Fires and smoke around Lake Baikal, Russia
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

East and west of Lake Baikal in south-central Russia, hundreds of fires were burning and filling the skies with dense smoke on May 8, 2003. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite shows the active fires marked with red dots. The southern end of Lake Baikal is losing its winter covering of ice.

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  • Data Date:

    May 8, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    May 8, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration