Fires

A Meeting of Smoke and Storms
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A Meeting of Smoke and Storms

Satellites tracked smoke from wildfires as it spanned the continental United States and followed winds around two hurricanes.

Published Sep 17, 2020

Atmosphere Heat Land Water Fires Remote Sensing

Fires Char the Pantanal
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Fires Char the Pantanal

Drought-parched wetlands in South America have been burning for weeks.

Published Sep 17, 2020

Image of the Day Heat Land Fires Human Presence

Historic Fires Devastate the U.S. Pacific Coast
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Historic Fires Devastate the U.S. Pacific Coast

Satellite data is helping scientists size up one of the most intense outbreaks of fire and smoke that Oregon and California have seen in decades.

Published Sep 11, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Fires Human Presence Remote Sensing

A Wall of Smoke on the U.S. West Coast
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A Wall of Smoke on the U.S. West Coast

Several intense wildfires continue to rage in Oregon, California, and other states.

Published Sep 10, 2020

Heat Land Fires Human Presence

Downslope Winds Fan Western Fires
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Downslope Winds Fan Western Fires

Dozens of extremely intense fires are tearing through Pacific Coast states.

Published Sep 9, 2020

Heat Land Fires Human Presence