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Fires in Canada

At the Intersection of Clouds and Smoke
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At the Intersection of Clouds and Smoke

Wildfire smoke contains dark sooty particles that can “burn off” clouds.

Image of the Day Atmosphere Fires

A Vertical View of Wildfire Smoke as it Heads to Sea
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A Vertical View of Wildfire Smoke as it Heads to Sea

As satellites observed, an intense wildfire in Quebec, Canada, lofted smoke high into the atmosphere in June 2013. Winds then drove the smoke across the Atlantic Ocean all the way to Europe.

Image of the Day Atmosphere Fires

Wildfire Smoke Reaches the Atlantic
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Wildfire Smoke Reaches the Atlantic

Fires in Quebec, Canada, are the likely source.

Fires

North American Smoke over Spain
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North American Smoke over Spain

Plumes from fires in Canada and the United States have crossed the Atlantic Ocean.

Atmosphere Fires

Fires in Manitoba
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Fires in Manitoba

Wildfire was burning just west of Hudson Bay on June 26, 2013.

Atmosphere Heat Land Fires

Fires in Quebec
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Fires in Quebec

On June 19, 2013, the NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of a large wildfire burning in western Quebec.

Land Fires