Wildfires in Alberta, Canada

Wildfires in Alberta, Canada
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

These true- and false-color images of central Canada show the Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories (top) and Lake Athabasca to the southeast. Lake Athabasca straddles the border between Alberta (west) and Saskatchewan (east). A fire (red dot) is burning in Saskatchewan, and the snow capped Rocky Mountains cut through southwest Alberta at bottom left. In the false-color image, vegetation is green, water is dark blue, and ice (or snow) is light blue.

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  • Data Date:

    June 10, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    June 18, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration