Fires and smoke across Siberia

Fires and smoke across Siberia
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Dozens of fires were raging across Siberia on July 25, 2003, and were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite. Marked with red dots, the fires are creating a blanket of smoke, which in recent days has caused airports in the region to close due to lack of visibility.

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  • Data Date:

    July 25, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    July 25, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration