Satellites show smoke from US wildfires reaches Europe

Satellite images show that smoke from wildfires in the western United States has reached as far as Europe, scientists said Wednesday.​​Data collected by the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service found smoke from the fires had traveled 8,000 kilometers (almost 5,000 miles) through the atmosphere to Britain and other parts of northern Europe.Satellite images show that smoke from wildfires in the western United States has reached as far as Europe, scientists said Wednesday.​​Data collected by the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service found smoke from the fires had traveled 8,000 kilometers (almost 5,000 miles) through the atmosphere to Britain and other parts of northern Europe.

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