Haze Over China
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Haze Over China

May 22, 2013
A gray-white film of haze, perhaps mixed with some fog, blanketed eastern China on November 6, 2009. The low-lying haze seeps into mountain valleys along the edge of the North China Plain, leaving the dark brown peaks clear. The haze also drifts east over the Bo Hai and the Yellow Sea. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this photo-like image in the early afternoon of November 6. Tiny red dots mark the locations of fires. Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Holli Riebeek, NASA Earth Observatory.

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