Burn scar in eastern Mongolia

Burn scar in eastern Mongolia
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Dark scarred earth marks the passage of a fire through the land to the south of the lake, Buyr Nuur in Eastern Mongolia. To the north and the south, the flames seem to have been checked at the Chinese border. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image was acquired on October 23, 2003 by the Terra satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    October 23, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    October 24, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration