Fires in Spain and Portugal

Fires in Spain and Portugal

8August 2006

According to news reports, hot and dry conditions settling in across the Iberian Peninsula brought devastating wildfires to Spain and Portugal in early August 2006. This image of the area was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on 7 August  2006. Places where MODIS detected actively burning fires are outlined in red. Smoke spills out over the Atlantic Ocean.

7 August 2006

The high-resolution image provided above has a spatial resolution of 250 meters perpixel.

(source: EarthObservatory)

See also some selected news reports from the media:

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