Fires in Southern Siberia
Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory
Near the border of southern Russia and Kazakhstan, northwest of the Russian city of Omsk, dozens of fires were burning across the plains when the MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead on May 14, 2006. These fires, locations marked in red, are associated with large, dark-brown burn scars, and many of the fires are sending smoke plumes southward. Along the top of the scene, the Irtysh River is visible. This scene is centered farther west than other images in this event.