Smoke from forest fires is covering the Greenland Sea – The Post

Smoke from forest fires is covering the Greenland Sea

Record Arctic forest fires sending clouds of smoke across the north

Smoke from the Arctic is drifting south (Photo: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC)
July 23rd, 2015 9:06 am| by Ray W

This year’s forest fire season has been fire intense in the Arctic.

More than three million hectares of forest and tundra have burned in Canada since 7 July. According to the NOAA, 600 fires have ravaged Alaska and burned several million hectares there.

The many fires have have resulted in the most devastating fire season in Alaska’s history.

Worse season ever
The fire season started early in Russia, raging since April.

The many fires have sent huge amounts of smoke into the atmosphere, including over the Greenland Sea.

The smoke is so thick because fires are burning in areas filled with peat moss.