Earth  ID: 2973

Alaska Fire Particles Traverse Parts of Canada and the United States (June 29, 2004, through July 19, 2004)

Aerosols created by fires in Alaska and Canada waft over the United States. These images from the TOMS instrument show levels of the absorbing aerosol particles (airborne microscopic dust/smoke). More information on the TOMS instrument can be viewed at

Visualization Credits

Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST): Lead Animator
Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Jacques Descloitres (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Data Used:
Earth Probe/TOMS
2004/06/29 to 2004/07/19
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This item is part of this series:
TOMS Aerosols

Goddard TV Tape:
G2008-042HD -- HD Fires, Ozone, and Air Quality RT

SVS >> Dust
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Aerosols
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Ecological Dynamics >> Fire Occurrence
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Fires
GCMD >> Location >> Canada
GCMD >> Location >> Troposphere
GCMD >> Location >> Alaska
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Atmosphere >> Winds >> Circulation
SVS >> Atmospheric Circulation
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version