In northwestern Spain and Portugal dozens of fires were racing through dryforests in early August 2006. This image of the area was captured by theModerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)on NASAs Terra satellite on 9 August 2006. Places where MODIS detected actively burning firesare marked in red. Thick smoke spreads out in a gray-brown plume to the west.Windy, dry weather was making the fires difficult to contain. According to newsreports, many of the fires in Spain appear to have been set by arsonists.
TERRA 9 August 2006
The high-resolution images provided above have a spatial resolution of 250 meters perpixel.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASAs Terra satellite also enhanced the previous image from 9 August 2006 by including the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) which is strongly correlated to surface temperatures and surface moisture status.
FWI forecast for the next 36 hrs FWI forecast for the next week Surface temperatures forecast for the next week Precipitation amount forecast for the next week Relative humidity forecast for the next week Windspeed forecast for the next week
(Source: ECPC Fire Weather Index Forecast)
The forecast indicates no extreme fire danger for Galicia. The current fire danger, however, is due to unusually high day temperatures, low precipitation and low relative humidity