Fires on Borneo and Sumatra
April 10, 2013
On the island of Borneo, numerous fires were burning in the swampy, southern coastal region on October 4, 2004. The Kalimantan region of Indonesia occupies most of the central and southern portion of the island, and it is here that most of the fires (marked in red) are burning. The northern part of the island (not pictured) is occupied by the Sarawak region of Malaysia. Smoke mixes with clouds over most of the scene. Credit: NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response team.
Topics: Environment, Disaster Accident, Political geography, Asia, Borneo, Borneo peat swamp forests, Deforestation in Borneo, Sarawak