Fires and Smoke in Nepal

Fires and Smoke in Nepal

In Nepal, the dry month of April always brings an increase in fire activity. However, the fires were particularly widespread in April 2016. On April 28, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this image of smoke and fires in Nepal. Red outlines indicate hot spots where VIIRS detected warm surface temperatures associated with the fires.

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Metadata

  • Data Date:

    April 28, 2016
  • Visualization Date:

    April 29, 2016
  • Sensor(s):

    Suomi NPP - VIIRS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration