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Whitewater-Baldy Fire in New Mexico
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Whitewater-Baldy Fire in New Mexico

The height of a wildfire's smoke plume is key to understanding how far it will blow.

Atmosphere Fires

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.

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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.

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Petrol Depot Fire in the United Kingdom
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Petrol Depot Fire in the United Kingdom

Sunday, December 11, 2005, was a day without sun for many Londoners. At about 6 a.m. local time, an explosion rocked a fuel depot in Hertfordshire, approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of London. The ensuing oil fire sent thick clouds of sun-blocking black smoke billowing over London and South England.

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Smoke over the Atlantic Ocean
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Smoke over the Atlantic Ocean

Acquired in mid-June 2011, this natural-color image shows smoke from fires in Florida and Georgia blowing over the Atlantic Ocean.

Atmosphere Land Fires

Siberian Smoke on the Move
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Siberian Smoke on the Move

Wildfires in southern Siberia lofted smoke high into the troposphere.

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Measuring the Height of Smoke over Borneo
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Measuring the Height of Smoke over Borneo

Scientists use a satellite called CALIPSO to study smoke plumes.

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An American Aerosol in Paris
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An American Aerosol in Paris

Smoke from wildfires burning across the western United States and Canada drifted all the way to Europe.

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