Latest satellite scenes showing fires and fire affected areas in Central Spain:
On 04 August 2005, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASAs Terra satellite captured a view of the forest fires (marked in red) that were burning at several locations in drought struck Spain.
Terra 04 August 2005 11:10 hrs UTC (Image courtesy MODIS)
True colour: Bands 1-4-3
False Colour: Bands 7-2-1
The links provide a 1 kmresolution for both scenes
The left image is a photo-like image in naturalcolours, while the right image has been enhanced by including MODISobservations of infrared light. In the false colour scene, vegetation is brightgreen, clouds are light blue, and the burned area is magenta. Bright pinkindicates areas that were actively flaming at the time.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)on NASAs Terra satellitealso enhanced the previous image from 04 August 2005 by including theNormalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) which is strongly correlated tosurface temperatures and surface moisture status.
Surface temperatures forecast for the next week Relative humidity forecast for the next week
(Source: ECPCFire Weather Index Forecast)
Theforecast indicates no extreme fire danger for Central Spain and the Pre-Pyrenees. Thecurrent fire danger, however, is due to unusually high day temperatures, lowprecipitation and low relative humidity