Fires and Smoke in Eastern China

On June 12, 2002, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite captured this image of eastern China, showing numerous fires (red dots) and haze?probably a combination of smoke and urban pollution. The Huang He (Yellow River) enters the image at top center and flows southward just to the west of the forested mountains. In roughly the center of the image, the Huang He veers sharply eastward and flows northeastward out to the bay known as Bo Hai. Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of the scene at the sensors fullest resolution, visit the MODIS Rapid Response Image Gallery.
Source: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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