Monday, May 16, 2016

Fires Still Burning around Ft. McMurray

A wildfire described as "absolutely apocalyptic" is still burning around tar sands mining operations near Ft. McMurray, Alberta. Daily satellite imagery from NASA's MODIS sensors reveals how much land has already been burned, and where the fires are still burning.  
This imagery is grainy because this is relatively low resolution (250m), but it provides a timely look a major landscape changes around the world.