Smoke from Canada wildfires reaches Europe

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Published on 27 May 2023

Canada is currently experiencing an extremely severe fire season, which is having far-reaching consequences. The smoke plume generated by the fires has not only blanketed the skies over North America but has also begun to reach as far as northern Europe on 23 May. A notable instance occurred on 25 May, when one of the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellites captured the smoke cloud over Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

Data from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service provide high-resolution forecasts of air quality in Europe.