Fires in India

Fires in Northwestern India

4 November 2009

The skies over northwest India were extremely hazy on 1 November 2009, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image. Scores of fires (locations outlined in red), probably related to agriculture, were puffing small plumes of smoke that coalesced into a thick river of haze to the south. The haze may also contain urban air pollution and dust.

(source: earth observatory)

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