Fires in Balkan

 Fireson the Balkan Peninsula

27 July 2005

This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)image from 26 July 2005 shows several large fires burning  along the Danuberiver before emptying into the Black Sea. The Danubian flats between theTranssylvanian Alps to the north and the Balkan range to the south are the region´s major wheat and corn-producing areas. 

26 July 2005
9:35 hrs UTC
(Image courtesy MODIS)
True colour: Bands 1-4-3
False Colour: Bands 7-2-1

The links provide a 500mresolution for both scenes

Fire locations that MODIS detected (marked inred) are probably related to the harvest of Winter wheat and corn in Bulgaria,Romania, Moldava and Ukraine, ending by mid-August.

The left  image  is a photo-like image in natural colours, while theright image has been enhanced by including MODIS’ observations of infraredlight. In the false colour scene, vegetation is bright green, clouds are lightblue, and the burned area is magenta. Bright pink indicates areas that wereactively flaming at the time.


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