Fires and smoke in Eastern China

Fires and smoke in Eastern China
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Smoke wafting southward from forest fires in southern Russia is combining with smoke from fires in China to create a blanket of haze across eastern China on June 17, 2003. Active fire detections have been marked with red dots. This image is from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    June 17, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    June 19, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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