Wildfires in Siberia
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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.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response. Caption by Adam Voiland.

Aqua - MODIS

Wildfires in Siberia

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