[SDI-Europe] European hot spots and fires identified from space

Kate Lance klance_remote at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 30 04:40:56 EDT 2007

European hot spots and fires identified from space
Hot spots across Southeastern Europe from 21 to 26 August have been detected with instruments aboard ESA satellites, which have been continuously surveying fires burning across the Earth’s surface for a decade.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/greece_tmo_2007238_lrg.jpg (full image, 4337 kb)
Smoke from fires in Greece 
This image of Greece was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on August 26, and places where MODIS detected actively burning fires are outlined in red. A line of fires stretches along the western coast of Greece’s Peloponnesus Peninsula. To the northeast, a large fire is casting a plume of smoke over Athens. With its brownish tinge, the smoke pooled over the Gulf of Sirte could easily be mistaken for dust from the deserts of Libya. Dust storms often travel the other direction across the Mediterranean: from Africa to Greece.

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