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Oil fires in Kuwait and Iraq

07 April 1991 00:00 UTC

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Occasionally some special features are visible in Meteosat images. Especially in the high resolution visible image (2.5km x 2.5km resolution at sub-satellite point) those features are best observable.

Last Updated

21 October 2020

Published on

07 April 1991

In the animations below two examples of black smoke plumes resulting from oil fires in Kuwait and Iraq are shown. The first was taken during the Gulf War in 1991, while the second was seen in early 1997.

 
Met-4, 07 March 1991, 08:00–12:00 UTC
Met-4, 07 March 1991, 08:00–12:00 UTC
This animation shows the burning oil fields in Kuwait. A sequence of eight visible images taken in the morning.
Met-4, 29 January 1997, 08:00–12:00 UTC
Met-4, 29 January 1997, 08:00–12:00 UTC
In this image sequence a single explosion type of fire was seen in Iraq's mainland.

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