Fires and Burn Scars in Mongolia

Fires and Burn Scars in Mongolia
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz

This MODIS image from the Terra satellite, acquired April 23, 2006, shows large fires burning in the foothills of the mountains that separate Russia (north) from Mongolia (south). The red dots show actively burning areas - the burn scars left from the fire are visible in dark brown. White smoke from the fires is blowing towards the southeast. This image is true color and using bands 1,3,4.

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  • Data Date:

    April 23, 2006
  • Visualization Date:

    April 25, 2006
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration