Canada’s wildfire season begins

ESA’s World Fire Atlas, an essential tool in wildfire monitoring, keeps detecting and mapping active fires globally since 2019 thanks to the SLSTR sensor aboard Sentinel-3. The tool already counted 258 fires in Canada in 2024 up to 13 May.

At the same time, the extent of air pollution caused by these wildfires are highlighted by the Tropomi instrument aboard Sentinel-5P.

The animation featured above shows CO concentration in early May, as well as the location of fires detected from the World Fire Atlas in the same period, showing how carbon monoxide extremely high concentrations can be linked to active fires.

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