Fires and burn scars 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 (red dots) 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 reddish-brown burn scars dot the landscape. Vegetation is bright green.