Burn scar in eastern Mongolia (false color)
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
An angry red burn scar rakes across the eastern edges of Mongolia, just south of the lake Buyr Nuur, in this false-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image taken on October 23, 2003 by the Terra satellite. Bare earth appears tan and pink, while vegetation is bright green. Clouds are light blue. Still dark red, the burn scar is the result of a fire that had burned sometime during the previous week, as an image of the area taken on October 18, 2003 shows no signs of fire.