Smoke from US fires reaches Europe, satellite data shows


Satellite data shows that smoke from ongoing US wildfires have spread to Europe, highlighting the severity of the blazes. – EPA pic, September 16, 2020.

SMOKE from the fires devastating swathes of the US West Coast has reached as far as Europe, the European Union’s climate monitoring service said today in its assessment of the “unprecedented” blazes.

Satellite data from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) showed that the wildfires currently raging across California, Oregon and Washington State are “tens to hundreds of times more intense” than the recent average.


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