Fires and smoke in Russia and China

Fires and smoke in Russia and China
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Fires burning in southern Russia (top) east of Lake Baikal (upper left) are still billowing dense smoke over parts of Mongolia (below, left) and China (below, right). This image of the fires (red dots) and smoke was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on May 14, 2003.

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  • Data Date:

    May 14, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    May 15, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration