Smoke (greyish pixels) from the wildfires in Saskatchewan has crossed the Atlantic Ocean and arrived over the shores of Norway on July 12, 2002. The brighter, turquoise swirls in the otherwise dark waters of the Barents Sea indicate the presence of a large phytoplankton bloom. This true-color scene was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite.
Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of the scene at the sensor’s fullest resolution, visit the MODIS Rapid Response Image Gallery.