Fires near Lake Athabasca, Canada

Fires near Lake Athabasca, Canada
  • Credit:

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

near Lake Athabasca, which straddles the border between the Canadian provinces of Alberta (west) and Saskatchewan (east) numerous fires (red dots) were burning well into the summer. A large smoke plume stretches across Saskatchewan and into Manitoba, to its east. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on July 10, 2002.

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  • Data Date:

    July 10, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    July 20, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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