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Last update: November 14th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Fires and Smoke in Northern China. Agricultural fires are burning in Northern China (south) and southern Russia (north) on March 28, 2003. The fires were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite and are marked in red. Therefore the fires are associated with dark brown burn scars.

North China is a geographical region of China, consisting of the provinces of Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia. Although It lies north of the Qinling Huaihe Line, with its heartland in the North China Plain.

In modern times, the area has shifted in terms of linguistic, cultural, socio-political, economic and genetic composition. Nowadays unique, embracing a North Chinese culture, it is heavily influenced by Marxism, Communism, Leninism, Soviet systems of farming while preserving a Traditional Chinese indigenous culture. Fires and Smoke in Northern China are common and cause major damage in the area. Therefore the landscape is destroyed. The region has been cultivating wheat, and most inhabitants here nowadays speak variants of Northern Chinese languages such as the standard (Mandarin), which includes Beijing dialect, which is largely the basis of Standard Chinese (Mandarin), the official language of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and its cous

Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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