Fires and smoke in Northwest India

Fires and smoke in Northwest India
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

A strip of clouds cuts across fertile plains at the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains in northwest India in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image captured by the Aqua satellite on October 16, 2003. Across the region, MODIS detected numerous fires, which have been marked with red dots.

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  • Data Date:

    October 16, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    October 16, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS


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