Smoke from Saskatchewan fires (Canada) off Svalbard and Norway

Smoke from Saskatchewan fires (Canada) off Svalbard and Norway
  • Credit:

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

This Moderate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Image (MODIS) from July 12, 2002, provides a wider view of the smoke plume from fires in Saskatchewan, Canada, that drifted across the Atlantic Ocean, and then dipped southward across the Barents Sea toward Norway. At the top of the image, the smoke is passing over the western portion of Svalbard.

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  • Data Date:

    July 12, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    July 12, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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