During the month of December 2006, large forest fires in drought-stricken southeastern Australia produced vast clouds of smoke. Southern hemisphere winds then carried the smoke along several paths to Antarctica and South America. The SeaWiFS composites below give daily snapshots of the eastward progress of the various smoke clouds. (Click on any of the globes to view the corresponding larger version. A small animation is also available with arrows pointing out the various positions of the smoke clouds during the course of the time series.)
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