GFMC: Forest Fires in the Russian Federation

Early  Fire Season in  China

27 March 2003

Latest Satellite Image fromChina

With Siberia still covered in snow (top), parts of northern China (left) andRussia (right) are thawing. Fires (red dots) indicate agricultural activity isunderway, as farmers and ranchers prepare land for planting and pasture. Thisimage was acquired on 22 March 2003. The high-resolution image provided aboveis 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image atMODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250meters.

Source:Earth Observatory

Forfurther Information (China 2002 fire report) and visual impressions please see the GFMCPhoto Archive on China.

Seealso China fire update of  2Oct 2002


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