On July 4, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of wildfires burning in western Quebec near James Bay. Red outlines indicate hot spots where MODIS detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fire. The image is centered at 65° West longitude and 55° North latitude.
MODIS also observed smoke from the fires moving across the Atlantic Ocean on July 5, July 6, and July 7. By July 8, smoke was drifting over Scandinavia.
- Canadian Wildland Fire Information System (2013, July 4) Maps and Reports. Accessed July 10, 2013.
- Huffington Post (2013, July 5) James Bay Fires, As Seen From Space (PHOTOS). Accessed July 10, 2013.
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