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Fires and Smoke in Eastern Russia

Fires and Smoke in Eastern Russia

This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image was acquired from the Terra satellite on September 17, 2002. MODIS detected numerous fires (marked with red dots) burning in eastern Russia in the Amur River region, and the smoke plume is hanging over a several hundred square kilometer area, and even drifting out over the Sea of Okhotsk (right).

Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA-GSFC