• Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

In the Adana (northwest half of image) and Hatay (southeast half) regions of Turkey, a few scattered fires (red dots) were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on June 6, 2003. These regions are extensively cultivated for agriculture, including wheat, barley, and cotton, and so the fires are likely agricultural in purpose. Left of center, a gray smudge shows the location of the city of Adana, while the other group of fires roughly circles the city of Antakya (also known as Antioch). At bottom left is the Mediterranean Sea; at bottom right is Syria.

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  • Data Date:

    June 6, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    June 9, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration