Fires and smoke in Northwest India
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
At the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains in northwest India, a broad swath of fertile terrain is created where the rivers and streams of the region spill out of the mountains. In Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite on October 21, 2003, numerous agricultural fires have been detected by the sensor and are marked with red dots. At image left is Pakistan and the broad, northern part of the Indus River Valley.