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Lena River Delta, Russia

These true- and false-color images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) from June 28, 2002, shows numerous burn scars dotting the northern Siberian landscape along the Lena River. In the true-color image, the burn scars appear dark grayish-brown, while in the false-color image they appear red, as does the bare exposed soil of the Verkhoyansk Mountain Range to the east of the north-flowing Lena. A tinge of blue along the mountains in the false-color image means there is some lingering snow or ice, and that the bare soil is due to summer’s late arrival there, and not to burn scars. At the top, sea ice still fills the Laptev Sea. By late September, snow has already returned to the region.

Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Published October 19, 2002
Data acquired September 25 - 25, 2002

Terra > MODIS
Agriculture > Forest Science > Forest Fire Science
Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Fire Characteristics
Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Fire Occurrence
Biosphere > Vegetation > Reclamation/Revegetation/Restoration
Biosphere > Vegetation > Vegetation Cover
MODIS Rapid Response
Visible Earth