Fires in Portugal

Fires in Portugal
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On August 4, 2005, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of fires blazing in Portugal around the coastal city of Porto. Portugal has been struggling with forest fires off and on throughout much of the summer as a multi-year drought continues to plague the country. High winds and extreme heat are making the job of thousands of firefighters dangerous and difficult.

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  • Data Date:

    August 4, 2005
  • Visualization Date:

    August 4, 2005
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration