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11 August 2010

Amazing NASA Images of Russian Heat and Smoke

The amazing and unprecedented Russian heat wave continues. Moscow hit 34C today, which is cooler than the near 38C (100°F) temperatures of the last few days. The fires burning in the drought ravaged peat bogs and forests around Moscow continue to cover Western Russia in a thick pall of smoke. The intense heat can also be seen from the MODIS sensor on the NASA Terra satellite. This sensor allowed researchers …


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