Fires, smoke, and burn scars across Portugal

Fires, smoke, and burn scars across Portugal
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On August 4, 2003, fires (red dots) continued to burn across Portugal (left) and Spain (right), but the large cloud of smoke seen on the previous day had cleared. This false-color image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on August 4, 2003. Vegetation is bright green, and burned areas are deep reddish brown.

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  • Data Date:

    August 4, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    August 5, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration