Fires and Smoke in Central Russia
Central Russia's fires still are burning iin earnest as seen in this MODIS image from early July 2012, producing stifling clouds of smoke throughout the region. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image of the smoke-laden skies on July 6.
In this image, most of the fires appear to be burning far north of Omsk and Novosibirsk, with other blazes speckling the green land across the entire image. Smoke continues to pour into Kazakhstan. On the full image, fires can also be seen in Kazakhstan as well. The smoke which obscured the ground on the July 5 image is even more pronounced in this one.
The density of the smoke and the high number of fires in this region is remarkable, however, many other fires continue to blaze across Russia – far too many to be captured on one MODIS image.