Wildfires in the Arctic often burn far away from population centers, but their impacts are felt around the globe. From field and laboratory work to airborne campaigns and satellites, NASA is studying how climate change is contributing to more frequent and powerful boreal forest and Arctic fires and what that means for climate forecasting, ecosystems and human health.

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Music: Stepping Stone Bridge by Timothy Michael Hammond [PRS], Wayne Roberts [PRS] Watching Ladybirds by Benjamin James Parsons [PRS]

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