Fires in Spain

 Fires inSpain

22 July 2005

On July 17, 2005, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured a view of the forest fire (marked in red) in Spain northeast of Madrid that was responsible for the tragic death of 11 firefighters.

17 July 2005

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(source: EarthObservatory)

The top image in this pair is a photo-like image, while the bottom image has been enhanced by includingMODIS’ observations of infrared light. In the enhanced-color scene, vegetation is brightgreen, clouds are light blue, and the burned area is magenta. At the western perimeter of thefire, a small area of bright pink indicates areas that were actively flaming at the time.

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