Satellite perspective

Satellite perspective

Space scientists at the University of Leicester have released satellite images of vast plumes of smoke emanating from the peat bog fires which are currently sweeping across central and western Russia. Using equipment on the European satellite Met Op-A researchers from the University’s Earth Observation Science group have analyzed and released still images taken on 4, 8 and 9 August.

Each satellite image is available as both a true color image and as a false color version in which the smoke shows up as yellow. Using this technique, the extent of the smoke plumes and their encirclement of Moscow becomes obvious.

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