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Particle Pollution in Eastern China

Particle Pollution in Eastern China

Thick pearly white haze hung heavily over much of Eastern China on October 25, 2004, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image. The haze has lingered over China for much of October, trapped in place largely by a string of typhoons moving through the East China Sea. The remnants of the most recent typhoon, Nock-ten, is visible along the right edge of the image. The thickest smog is in the north, near China’s capital, Beijing, top right. The most current image of the Beijing region as well as additional resolutions of this image are available from the MODIS Rapid Response System.

NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC