Fires in Central Asia

Fires in Central Asia
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

In central Asia, spring time agricultural burning was detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite on May 11, 2003. Fires in south-central Russia (top) and Kazakhstan (bottom) were detected by MODIS and marked with red dots. Two of the West Siberian Plain´s great rivers can be seen at the top of the image: the Ob´ (top center) and the Irtysh (top left).

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  • Data Date:

    May 11, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    May 12, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS

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