Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

Smoke Blankets Indonesia

Date of Release: 
Sep 28 2015

Fires in Indonesia are not like most other fires. They are extremely difficult to extinguish. They smolder under the surface for long periods, often for months. Usually, firefighters can only put them out with the help of downpours during the rainy season. And they release far more smoke and air pollution than most other types of fires.

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