Fires and smoke in Siberia

Fires and smoke in Siberia
  • Credit:

    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.

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  • Data Date:

    September 10, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    September 10, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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