Fires in Turkey

Fires in Turkey

9 July 2008

Forest Fire in Southern Turkey

At least two people were killed and dozens more suffered from smoke inhalation during a forest fire that broke out in southern Turkey in early July 2008. This natural-color image of the blaze was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on 8 July. The area where the sensor detected actively burning fire is outlined in red. Thick smoke flowing over the Mediterranean Sea as far as Cyprus indicates the strength of the wind driving the forest fire.


(8 July 2008)

(source: earth observatory)

The high-resolution image provided above is at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters per pixel.


Smoke from forest fires burning in southern Turkey are seen in this MODIS satellite image at 1040 UTC on 8 July 2008. Dust can also be seen in parts of Syria and Iraq

IMAGE D6140: MODIS <> Image Type=combine <> 07/08/2008 10:40 UTC.


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