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Fires in Eastern Russia

Fires in Eastern Russia

Thick smoke hangs over part of Russia (top) and China (left) in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite on April 10, 2003. Fires are burning throughout the region, and have been marked with red dots. Smoke from the fires is spreading eastward toward Japan, especially noticeable around Hokkaido, at right center edge.

The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS? maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.

Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC