Siberian fires spreading aerosols across the globe

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at fires blazing last week, May 7 - 13, 2018, in the Amur Oblast region of Siberia.

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Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at fires blazing last week, May 7 – 13, 2018, in the Amur Oblast region of Siberia.

This image was captured by the Landsat 8 satellite and reveals the severity of the wildfires, which have been exacerbated by an extra dry winter.

The fires have also caused a spike in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and have spread aerosols into the air as far as North America.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory