Fires and smoke across Portugal
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Smoke from forest fires in Portugal hangs over a bank of clouds in the Atlantic Ocean (left) on August 8, 2003. Fires are under greater control than earlier in the week, but not totally absent. Several fires were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite and are marked with red dots in the image.