Fires and smoke in Siberia
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Fall comes earlier than the calendar says in Siberia, and has already begun to steal the green from the Siberian landscape, with fading vegetation appearing in shades of gold in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite, captured on September 10, 2003. Several large fires have been detected by the sensor and are marked in red. Traces of green remain along rivers and on forested ridges.