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Fires in Myanmar and India
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Fires in Myanmar and India

April 26, 2013
Scores of fires were burning in northeastern India, Myanmar, and Thailand on February 27, 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image. The fires have been marked in red. Agricultural fires commonly occur here in the late winter (Northern Hemisphere), as farmers clear fields to prepare for new planting. Although agricultural fires are not necessarily immediately hazardous, such large-scale burning can have a strong impact on weather, climate, human health, and natural resources. Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC


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