Fires and smoke across Eastern Asia

Fires and smoke across Eastern Asia
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Hundreds of forest fires continue to burn across the boreal forests of Russia, releasing thick clouds of smoke that are spreading as far south as South Korea and central China. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) from the Aqua satellite on May 20, 2003, shows the fires marked with red dots.

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  • Data Date:

    May 20, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    May 20, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration