Wildfires in Siberia

Wildfires in Siberia

On August 28, 2012, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image of several wildfires burning in the Khabarovsk region of eastern Russia. Red outlines indicate hot spots where MODIS detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fires. Large fires have burned across Siberia throughout the summer.

  1. Reference

  2. MODIS Rapid Response. (2012, August 28) Image Gallery. Accessed August 28, 2012.
  3. Russia Profile. (2012, August 28) Khabarovsk Territory. Accessed August 28, 2012.

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  • Data Date:

    August 28, 2012
  • Visualization Date:

    August 28, 2012
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration