Oct 28, 2016

This series of daily true-color images were taken by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite over Iraq from October 18 through October 25, 2016. The very dark smoke is from oil wells that have been burning since early July. The Mishraq Sulfur Plant was set ablaze on October 21, resulting in the white smoke north of the dark oil smoke.

True-color imagery is created by combining data from VIIRS's color channels sensitive to the red, green and blue (or RGB) wavelengths ...

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