Asian smoke over eastern Canada

Asian smoke over eastern Canada
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

A river of smoke flows over eastern Canada in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite on May 24, 2003. The smoke originated from fires burning in eastern Russia, thousands of miles away. The smoke streams over Quebec, Canada, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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  • Data Date:

    May 24, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    May 29, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration