This true-color image shows smoke spreading eastward over a large region in the midwestern United States and Canada. The smoke was generated from a number of intense wildfires burning to the west in both countries. This scene was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite, on Aug. 22, 2003.
Image by Jesse Allen, NASA Earth Observatory, based upon data courtesy MODIS Rapid Response Team at Goddard Space Flight Center
A number of large fires continue to burn in the northwestern U.S. and Canada, sending a vast pall of smoke eastward over the Great Plains and Great Lakes regions. This true-color MODIS image shows smoke over the midwest on Sept. 6, 2003.