Smoke over the Maritimes

Smoke over the Maritimes
  • Credit:

    Image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

This Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) image captured on August 20, 2003, over the Canadian maritime provinces shows a large band of smoke presumably from the forest fires burning farther to the west. Phytoplankton color the water along the eastern edge of the Grand Banks (bottom right) bright aquamarine while the communities in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (center) give the water darker, greener tones.

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  • Data Date:

    August 20, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    August 21, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration