Due to the hot summer and consequent dry soil, there were a number of fires in the Iberian peninsula, on 6-11 August.
22 October 2020
06 August 2015
By Jose Prieto
The fires (red areas) can be seen on the animation of the Meteosat-10 HRV with NIR, 6 Aug 09:12 UTC–11 Aug 12:12 UTC. Smoke is apparent near the time of sunset, due to better illumination conditions.
On Figure 1 (above, right) the number of hot spots shows that on some days there was almost simultaneous occurrence of fires at considerable distances from each other. The presence of cloud hid, but did not prevent, the fires.
Spain wildfires threaten homes amid Europe heatwave warnings (BBC News)
Forest Fires Break Out In A Coruña (Spanish News Today)
Crews battle forest fires in Portugal (YouTube/ODN)
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