Wildfires and smoke in Quebec, Canada

Wildfires and smoke in Quebec, Canada
  • Credit:

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

In central Québec, Canada, numerous wildfires (red dots) are billowing thick smoke toward the southwest. Within days, the smoke had reached the Great Lakes and New England regions of the United States. This series of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) begins on July 5, 2002.

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  • Data Date:

    July 5, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    July 5, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration