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Fires and Smoke in Thailand

Fires and Smoke in Thailand

An astonishing number of fires dotted the landscape across much of Southeast Asia on April 5, 2002, filling the skies with a thick, greyish layer of smoke over much of the region. The burning in this region has been intense throughout March and April of this year.

This image was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite. Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of this scene at the sensor’s fullest resolution, visit the MODIS Rapidfire site.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC