NASA: It is happening now - Está sucediendo ahora - Canada - 20-05-11 - Wildfires in Alberta

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Wildfires in Alberta, Canada

Wildfires in Alberta, Canada
acquired May 16, 2011
Wildfires in Alberta, Canada

On May 16, 2011, tan and gray smoke spread hundreds of kilometers across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories in Canada. At 10:00 a.m., the Alberta government reported 116 fires burning in the province, 34 of them out of control. The following day, the total number of fires had dropped to 100, and the number of uncontrolled fires had dropped to 22. But four new fires had started to burn out of control.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite took this image at 12:35 p.m. local time on May 16. Similar images of central Canada are available twice daily.
The top image shows a wide area to illustrate how far the smoke traveled. The lower image provides a closer view of a massive fire burning south of Lake Athabasca. Fire detections are outlined in red. Strong winds fanned the fires on May 15 and 16, sending thick plumes of smoke to the north.
The fires forced some energy and transportation companies to suspend operations, reported CBC News. Multiple oil and gas companies suspended drilling and moved their employees to safety. Oil transport was also hampered by a shutdown of rail service and a pipeline closure. Meanwhile, fires near Lesser Slave Lake destroyed 40 percent of the nearby town on May 15, including hundreds of homes and businesses and the town hall.
On May 17, CBC News reported that British Columbia was sending 200 more firefighters, in addition to the 130 firefighters already deployed to Alberta. Fire danger remained extreme throughout much of northern Alberta on May 17, the government reported.
  1. References

  2. CBC News. (2011, May 16). Alberta fires shut down energy operations. Accessed May 16, 2011.
  3. CBC News. (2011, May 16). Slave Lake firefighters struggle to save town. Accessed May 16, 2011.
  4. CBC News. (2011, May 17). B.C. sends more crews to Alberta wildfires. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  5. Government of Alberta. (2011, May 16, 10:11 a.m.). Fire status map. Accessed May 16, 2011.
  6. Government of Alberta. (2011, May 17, 10:00 a.m.). Provincial wildfire situation report. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  7. Government of Alberta. (2011, May 17). Fire danger forecasts. Accessed May 17, 2011.
NASA images courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Holli Riebeek and Michon Scott.

Instrument: 
Terra - MODIS

Wildfires in Alberta, Canada


Several large wildfires raged in northern Alberta, Canada, on May 15, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image. The fires are outlined in red.
Strong winds and dry conditions created extreme fire conditions in northern Alberta on May 15, reported CBC News. By the morning of May 16, the government of Alberta reported 116 fires in the province, 34 of which were out of control. Long plumes of smoke attest to the strong winds that drove the flames.
In the hours after this image was taken, the fires raced north into the town of Slave Lake, destroying 40 percent of the community and forcing all residents to evacuate. The fires also closed roads, rail transport, and oil operations in northern Alberta.
  1. References

  2. CBC News. (2011, May 16). Alberta fires shut down energy operations. Accessed May 16, 2011.
  3. CBC News. (2011, May 16). Slave Lake firefighters struggle to save town. Accessed May 16, 2011.
  4. Government of Alberta. (2011, May 16, 10:11 a.m.). Fire status map. Accessed May 16, 2011.
  5. Government of Alberta. (2011, May 16, 10:00 a.m.) Provincial wildfire situation report. Accessed May 16, 2011.
  6. Municipal District of Lesser Slave River. (2011, May 16). Accessed May 16, 2011.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Holli Riebeek.

Instrument: 
Aqua - MODIS


NASA: It is happening now - Está sucediendo ahora - Canada - 20-05-11 - Wildfires in Alberta



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