Large Fires in Mongolia

Large Fires in Mongolia
  • Credit:

    Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory

Large fires were burning at the border of Russia and Mongolia on May 1, 2006, when the MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the region. The actively burning portions of the fires are outlined in red, and plumes of thick, brownish-gray smoke blow southeast. Dark, almost charcoal-colored burn scars are spread across the landscape. At upper left, snow still covers mountain peaks despite the arrival of spring more than a month before.

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  • Data Date:

    April 30, 2006
  • Visualization Date:

    May 3, 2006
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration