Wildfires and smoke in Quebec, Canada

Wildfires and smoke in Quebec, Canada
  • Credit:

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

Smoke from multiple large wildfires in Québec, Canada, is drifting far to the south in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from July 6, 2002. Active fire detections are indicated with red dots. On Sunday, July 7, the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center reported 7 out-of-control fires burning south of James Bay (the southern extension of Hudson Bay, seen at upper left in the image). More lightning is expected on Monday, further increasing the fire danger.

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  • Data Date:

    July 6, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    July 6, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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