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Smoke from Fires in Russia and Alaska

Smoke from Fires in Russia and Alaska
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Smoke from Fires in Russia and Alaska

This false-color image shows where airborne particles absorbed sunlight over the Arctic on August 1-2, 2009. The aerosols resulted from multiple large fires in the region.

Published Aug 12, 2009

Atmosphere Dust and Haze

Smoke from Fires in Russia and Alaska
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Smoke from Fires in Russia and Alaska

The highest concentrations of carbon monoxide, a component of smoke, are centered over large fire complexes in Russia in this image that tracks smoke transport across the Arctic.

Published Aug 1, 2009

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Dust and Haze