Deadly Fires on Sicily

Deadly Fires on Sicily

27 August 2007

Several people were killed by wind-driven brush fires in northern Sicily in late August 2007. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite shows the island on 22 August 2007.

22 August 2007

Places where MODIS detected actively burning fires are outlined in red. Smoke from fires in the Nebrodi Mountains blows north over the TyrrhenianSea.

The large image provided above has a spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters perpixel.

(source: EarthObservatory)

Fires in Southern Europe

At 23/1220 UTC, the MODIS satellite image shows fires burning (reddots) in Southern Europe.

IMAGE D6140: MODIS <> Image Type=Combine <> 08/24/2007 12:20 UTCRGB=CH(1,4,3).

(source: OSEI)

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