Fires and smoke in Portugal

Fires and smoke in Portugal
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Dense smoke hangs over Portugal and Spain in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image, captured by NASA’s Terra satellite on August 5, 2005. The smoke is coming from dozens of forest fires burning in Portugal where drought has left the landscape tinder-dry. The fires have been marked in red.

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  • Data Date:

    August 5, 2005
  • Visualization Date:

    August 5, 2005
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration