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Gabriele Pfister on pollution from high-latitude wildfires

‘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:
Gabriele Pfister
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, CO

Posted 
September 22, 2008
 in 
Earth

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