Smoke from Canadian Wildfires Evident in Day-Night Band RGB…

Smoke from wildfires in parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan Provinces in Canada made entry into the U.S. recently. The smoke may its way into the Tennessee Valley by the afternoon of June 30th and could easily be seen in the True Color RGB imagery from the VIIRS instrument on board Suomi NPP.  The smoke was even evident in the SPoRT Day-Night Band Radiance RGB imagery later that night (Image 2)).  While the smoke was well aloft and not necessarily impactful to health, it was still an unusual site for many in the eastern U.S. not used to such phenomena.

Image 1.  Annotated True Color RGB 1812Z 30 June 2015.

Image 1. Annotated True Color RGB at ~1812Z 30 June 2015.

Image 2.  Annotated DNB Radiance RGB at 0630Z 1 July 2015.

Image 2. Annotated DNB Radiance RGB at 0630Z 1 July 2015.

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