16 May '12, 12pm

A river of smoke streamed over the Bering Sea last week, as glimpsed by our Terra satellite.

A plume of smoke stretched across the Bering Sea on May 11, 2012, as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite passed overhead. This natural-color image shows part of the Bering Sea, just off of far eastern Russia. The smoke appears dull blue-gray and darker than the surrounding clouds. The smoke may have arisen from wildfires in the region around Lake Baikal, where numerous wildfires burned in early May. A model from the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory suggests that smoke from the Lake Baikal region would take just a few days to reach the Bering Sea. In a study published in 2004, scientists tracked the movement of smoke from Russian wildfires, finding that it typically travels in one of two directions: northwest towards Scandinavia or east toward the Okhotsk Sea. The smoke blowing east often crosses the Bering Sea towards Alaska and...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?...

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Activity at Popocatépetl [image] #NASA

Activity at Popocatépetl [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 May '12, 1pm

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Thick pall of smoke from wildfires in western New Mexico seen by NASA's Aqua satellite.

Thick pall of smoke from wildfires in western N...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 24 May '12, 11pm

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