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Dust and pollution in Northern China

There is a thick pall of haze (greyish pixels) over Eastern China, while there appears to be a new dust storm (brownish pixels) blowing out from the deserts of Mongolia on March 29, 2002. This true-color image of the region was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.


Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Published March 29, 2002
Data acquired March 29, 2002

Source:
Terra > MODIS
Topics:
Atmosphere > Aerosols > Dust/Ash
Atmosphere > Air Quality > Smog