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Smoke from Wildfires in China and Russia

46.6N 125.1E

May 6th, 2013 Category: Fires

China – May 6th, 2013

A hazy veil hangs over the land around the Bohai Sea, in northeastern China and Korea. The haze may be caused by hundreds of wildfires burning to the north, in both China and Russia. In the full image, the exact locations of these fires are designated by red markers, and smoke plumes can be seen as well.

Smoky Haze Over Myanmar and China

25.1N 98.3E

April 19th, 2013 Category: Fires

Myanmar and China – April 19th, 2013

A cloud of smoke and haze hangs over northern Myanmar and southeastern China. In the full image, square markers indicate the exact locations of many of the fires contributing to the haze. Although the cause cannot be discerned through the imagery, fires in this region at this time of year are often set by farmers wishing to clear fields for planting.

Haze Over Sichuan Basin, China

30.6N 104.0E

February 6th, 2013 Category: Clouds, Mountains

China – January 26th, 2013

The province of Sichuan, China, consists of two very geographically distinct parts. The eastern part of the province is mostly within the fertile Sichuan basin. Here, the basin is covered by a thick haze, likely the result of fires, dust and/or pollutants in the atmosphere. The western Sichuan consists of the numerous mountain ranges forming the easternmost part of the Tibetan Plateau. Here, some haze can be seen in the valleys, but with that small exception, the western part of the province is mostly clear.

Haze Over Eastern China

27.2N 116.9E

October 12th, 2012 Category: Fires

China – October 10th, 2012

Haze continues to hang in the air over eastern China, near the shores of the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea, where there are extensive and densely populated alluvial plains. The haze may be caused by a number of factors, including fires (both natural and set by humans), smog and pollution, and/or dust from the country’s arid deserts.

Haze Continues to Loom Over Northeastern China

39.7N 117.6E

October 6th, 2012 Category: Fires

China – October 6th, 2012

Haze continues to loom in the air over northeastern China. Here, the hazy veil has cleared over the Bohai Sea, but thickened over the plains nearby. The haze may be caused by smoke from wild, agricultural or coal-burning fires, smog, dust or a combination of those variables.