Smoke from Fires in Northwest Territories, Canada

Smoke from Fires in Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Credit:

    NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Michon Scott.

Smoke from wildfires blew across Canada’s Northwestern Territories and Nunavut Territory in late July 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on July 25, 2011.

Wildfires near McLeod Bay created thick smoke observed by MODIS on July 23. Over the next couple days, winds carried the smoke hundreds of kilometers eastward. In this image, smoke forms a serpentine pattern across Nunavut and Hudson Bay.

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  • Data Date:

    July 25, 2011
  • Visualization Date:

    July 26, 2011
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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