‘If you have large fires high up in the boreal forests of North America, can they affect the air far downwind into the more densely populated regions of the U.S., maybe even all the way over to Europe?’ – Gabriele Pfister
Gabriele Pfister is a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. In 2004, wildfires burned a large area of the state of Alaska. Pfister tracked pollution from the boreal – or northern – forest fires across the globe, with the help of NASA’s Terra satellite.
In this EarthSky Clear Voices for Science podcast, Pfister spoke with Lindsay Patterson about how pollution from wildfires affects the entire world.
Our thanks to NASA‘s Terra Mission, helping us better understand and protect our home planet.
Our thanks to:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Learning to love science. As a producer for EarthSky, Lindsay Patterson interviews some of the world's most fascinating scientists. Through EarthSky, her work content is syndicated on some of the world's top media websites, including USAToday.com and Reuters.com. Patterson is also charged with helping to stay in steady communication with the thousands of scientists who contribute to EarthSky's work of making the voice of science heard in a noisy world. She graduated from Colorado College with a degree in creative writing, and a keen interest in all forms of journalism and media.