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Seeing through Sakha’s Smoke

With dozens of wildfires burning in a part of Russia best known for its frigid winters, the CALIPSO satellite offered this view through the clouds and smoke.


NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using expediated data provided by the CALIPSO team. Caption by Adam Voiland, with information from Michael Fromm.

Published July 30, 2014
Data acquired July 18, 2014

Sources:
Aqua > MODIS
CALIPSO > CALIOP
Topic:
Atmosphere > Aerosols > Aerosol Backscatter