Holy buckets of water!

by KelsiDayle on Sep. 13th, 2011

Due to weather conditions including strong winds, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area fire is now consuming 60,000 acres of land. That's about 94 square miles -- or more than one and a half times the area of Minneapolis!

The large smoke plume from the fire is visible from space as captured in these photos posted by the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS).

Mostly I think the photos are pretty, but if you like to geek-out about satellite imagery, you should note that these images use 250-meter resolution MODIS true color and false color imagery.

If you're interested in reading more about the BWCA fire, check out the Strib's latest.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

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KelsiDayle says:

"Lee Frelich, a forest ecologist at the University of Minnesota, spoke with MPR's Morning Edition about the role fire plays in a forest.

Check out the interview or this recent MN Daily article to read what Frelich had to say.

posted on Fri, 09/16/2011 - 12:59pm

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