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7.11.17 Landsat 8 image of western Greenland prior to wildfire onset

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This Landsat 8 image was captured July 11, 2017, roughly 2 weeks prior to the onset of unprecedented wildfires in western Greenland. The slow-burning fires appear to be fed by peat-rich soils that have been exposed by melting glaciers.


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