GFMC: Bush and Forest Fires in India

AgriculturalFires in Northern India

20 October 2003

NASA – earthobservatory

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A strip of clouds cuts across fertileplains at the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains in northwest India in this ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image captured by the Aquasatellite on October 16, 2003. Across the region, MODIS detected numerous fires,which have been marked with red dots.
The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel.

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Background Information about the Fire Situation in India see also: IFFN Country Notes: India


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