Worldview Image of the Week

Fires and Smoke in India and Pakistan

Image captured on Nov 1, 2022 by the VIIRS instrument aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite.


The above screenshot shows a comparison of true color, or natural color, corrected reflectance image of smoke emanating from fires burning in Pakistan and India on November 1, 2022 on the left ("A" side), with the "Fires and Thermal Anomalies" layer displaying as red dots. On the right ("B" side) is the Aerosol Index layer, with orange and red colors indicating high concentrations of aerosols related to the fires. These images were acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite. Visit Worldview to fully interact with the comparison and swipe the center bar back and forth to see how the fires and smoke are related to the high concentrations of aerosols.

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