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Fires in Siberia

Seeing through Sakha’s Smoke
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Seeing through Sakha’s Smoke

With dozens of wildfires burning in a part of Russia best known for its frigid winters, the CALIPSO satellite offered this view through the clouds and smoke.

Image of the Day Atmosphere Fires

Tracing Aerosols to their Smoky and Sandy Sources
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Tracing Aerosols to their Smoky and Sandy Sources

The aerosol index offers a way to see the long reach of forest fires and dust storms.

Image of the Day Atmosphere Fires

Wildfires in Irkutsk
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Wildfires in Irkutsk

Fires in Russia in May 2014 fueled pyrocumulus clouds that pumped smoke high into the atmosphere.

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Fires