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Chapter 15: Industry/Manufacturing

15.11: Forest Fires in Northern Manitoba

This image obtained on June 20, 2001 shows numerous smoke plumes from fires caused by lightning strikes. The area covered measures 232 kilometres by 80 kilometres. Tufty cumulus clouds 1 obscure Southern Indian Lake. The large plume 2 northwest of Big Sand Lake 3 was reported under control on June 20, whereas the plume at the lower left (southwest) 4 was classified as out of control.[i] Other plumes can be seen south of Le Clair Lake 5, south and east of Carlson Lake 6, and near Hjalmarson Lake 7. In the next two days an additional 27 out-of-control fires were started by lightning strikes.[ii]

This area is included in the open lichen woodland vegetation zone where “better drained upland ground cover is dominated by light coloured fructicose lichens between scattered spruce.”[iii]

Figure 15.11: Forest Fires in Northern Manitoba

Figure 15.11: Forest Fires in Northern Manitoba

Figure 15.11

Data acquired by multi-angle imaging spectro radiometer (M ISR) on NASA’s Terra Satellite June 20, 2001.

Scale: 1:1,000,000 (approx.)

Date: June 20, 2001

Location of SW tip of Big Sand Lake X: 57º 27'N, 100º 02'W

Map sheets: 1:250,000 64B Uhlman Lake

64C Granville Lake

64G Big Sand Lake

64F Brochet

Notes

 

[i] Information from NASA’s website Earth Observatory.

[ii] Information from NASA’s website Earth Observatory.

[iii] Scott, G. A. J. “Manitoba’s Ecoclimatic Regions” in Welsted, Everitt and Stadel. 1996, 52.