Fires in Southeast Asia

Fires inIndochina

7February 2006


Scores of actively burning fires were scattered across Indochina on 3 February 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured this image.


AQUA
3 February 2006
22:50 hrs UTC

(source: EarthObservatory)

Places in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam where the sensor detected actively burning fires are marked in red. These fires are likely agricultural in purpose, and while such fires are not necessarily immediately hazardous, they can have a strong influence on natural resources, human health, weather, and climate


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