COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Smoke from a Distant Fire
Description: A dusky shroud hung high over Alaska and western Canada in early August, a plume of smoke and soot thick enough for satellites to detect. But it didn't emanate from one of the wildfires that often strike the region's boreal forests during the long days of summer. Instead, space-based images traced the smoke to massive blazes that erupted in late July in central Russia, more than 9,000 kilometers to the west. [Source: ScienceNews]
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Source: ScienceNews
Publish Date: 11/6/2010
Reading Level: Basic
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