Smoke over central United States and Canada

Smoke over central United States and Canada
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This true-color image shows smoke spreading eastward over a large area over central North America. The smoke was generated from a number of intense wildfires burning in the western United States and Canada. This scene was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), aboard NASA´s Terra satellite, on Sept. 6, 2003.

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  • Data Date:

    September 6, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    September 8, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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