Fires in Portugal

Fires in Portugal
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Fires in southern Portugal (left) continued to burn largely out of control on August 13, 2003, when this image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite. Fires were also detected in Spain (right). At the top of the image, numerous aircraft contrails are visible, perhaps from the water carriers that are helping to battle the region’s fires.

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  • Data Date:

    August 13, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    August 13, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration