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2019 Arctic and Boreal Fire Season

Arctic Fires Fill the Skies with Soot
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Arctic Fires Fill the Skies with Soot

Fires in Alaska, Siberia, and Greenland have emitted large amounts of black carbon this summer.

Published Jul 31, 2019

Image of the Day Fires Remote Sensing

Wildfire Smoke Swirls Over Russia
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Wildfire Smoke Swirls Over Russia

Winds carried smoke from wildfires burning in Russia, degrading air quality in some populous cities.

Published Jul 22, 2019

Atmosphere Land Fires

Wildfires in Krasnoyarsk
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Wildfires in Krasnoyarsk

Dozens of fires raged in the southern part of the Siberian region.

Published Jul 12, 2019

Heat Fires

Another Fire in Greenland
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Another Fire in Greenland

Nearly two years after a rare wildfire in western Greenland, satellites spotted new smoke plumes streaming from the same region.

Published Jul 11, 2019

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Fires Human Presence

Historic Heat in Alaska
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Historic Heat in Alaska

Record-breaking heat has exacerbated clusters of wildfires burning throughout the state.

Published Jul 9, 2019

Image of the Day Heat Fires

Smoke Spreads Across Ontario
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Smoke Spreads Across Ontario

Smoke from fires burning along the Ontario border dipped south into the United States.

Published Jul 8, 2019

Fires Remote Sensing

An EPIC View of Smoke Over Canada
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An EPIC View of Smoke Over Canada

Fires raging in Alberta sent smoke plumes far and wide.

Published May 31, 2019

Image of the Day Fires Remote Sensing

Wildfires Threaten Northern Alberta
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Wildfires Threaten Northern Alberta

Some residents of High Level, Canada, were forced to evacuate in the face of a large and out-of-control wildfire that has started advancing toward the town.

Published May 20, 2019

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Fires Human Presence

A Fire Surrounded by Ice
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A Fire Surrounded by Ice

The Landsat 8 satellite acquired a scene of contrasts in Siberia.

Published Apr 9, 2019

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Fires