Fires in Eastern China

Fires in Eastern China

14 June 2006

Scores of active fires were burning in the southern Shandong (top part of image), Anhui (lower left), and Jiangsu (lower right) provinces of eastern China on11 June 2006. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite shows active fire locations marked in red. Grayish smoke hangs over the center of the scene. According to reports from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, the region’s winter wheat harvest is wrapping up, and these fires may be for post-harvest clean-up of fields. Below image center, sun glints brightly off Hongze Lake, while in the Yellow Sea south of Haizhou Bay, yellow-brown sediment fans out from thecoast.

11 June  2006

(source: EarthObservatory)

The high-resolution image provided above has a spatial resolution of 250 meters perpixel.

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