Smoke, Clouds and Ship Tracks Off California Coast
Smoke from the fires in Oregon and California has drifted far west out over the Pacific Ocean.
The plume looks yellowish against the white cloudy background in this SeaWiFS image, acquired on July 29, 2002.
Tropical Storm Elida lies to the south of
the smoke plume. A number of ship tracksclouds formed from the exhaust of ships smokestackscan be seen north and west of the smoke plume.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.