Ongoing fire activity was detected in North Korea on 18 Apri 2004, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite. In this scene, actively burning fires have been marked with orange dots. As spring progresses, agricultural biomass burning creeps northward. Fires were also detected in southern China, at the top right of the scene. Although it is not necessarily immediately hazardous, such large-scale burning can have a strong impact on weather, climate, human health, and natural resources.
Image based on data from the MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC
(Source: Earth Observatory)