Worldview Image of the Week

Fire Near Ateca, Northeastern Spain

Image captured on 19 July 2022 by the MODIS instrument aboard the Aqua satellite.

The embedded map shows a false-color corrected reflectance image comparison of a fire near Ateca, Aragon, in northeastern Spain. On the left is 17 July 2022 and on the right is 19 July 2022. The fire started late on Monday, July 18. This fire is the latest in the wave of fires that are burning across Spain. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), aboard NASA's Aqua satellite. The false-color image is a false-color Red-Green-Blue (RGB) composite where Red is Band 7, Green is Band 2, and Blue is Band 1. This band combination is most useful for distinguishing burn scars from naturally low vegetation or bare soil and for enhancing floods. Vegetation appears green, water is black/dark blue, burn scars are red, and the actively burning fire front is bright red.

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References: Forest fires in Spain leave two dead and scorch more than 30,000 hectares. Sur in English. Accessed 19 July 2022.

Last Updated
Jul 19, 2022