Forest Fires in Canada

11 July 2014


Image taken by GOES-Satellite on 9 July 2014. Smoke from fires in Canada drifts over USA Mid-Western territory
Source: NASA/NOAA GOES Project, Dennis Chesters.

 

This image captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite, shows the smoke of several fires that are ravaging the Canadian boreal zone streaming south. The red dots are points of unusual high temperature. The upper image is a detail active fire area.
Source: Nasa Earth Observatory

 

On early July 2014, dry fuels and lightings unleashed 164 blazes that have burned more than 400.000 hectares, a home and triggered hundreds of evacuations. The smoke plume is so long that it reached the North-Western territoried of USA.

 

Recent Media Reports on Fires in Canada: Note: The hyperlinks on the left side of each news are password-protected (User ID and password to enter the GFMC database are available for partners of GFMC. To obtain the ID and password, please send your query to fire@fire.uni-freiburg.de). The links on the right side (in brackets) are leading to the original news source; sometimes these news are expiring rather swiftly - a reason for the establishment of the internal GFMC database):

More reports see GFMC Media page: http://www.fire.uni-freiburg.de/media/news.htm


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