Worldview Image of the Week

Fires in Turkey

Images captured between 27 July and 2 August 2021 by the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite.

False-color corrected reflectance animation (Bands 7-2-1) of fires in Turkey. These images were acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Aqua satellite. These images are a false-color Red-Green-Blue (RGB) composite where Red is Band 7, Green is Band 2, and Blue is Band 1. This combination is most useful for distinguishing burn scars from naturally low vegetation or bare soil and enhancing floods. Press "Play" to see fires start and spread between 27 July and 2 August 2021 along portions of the southern coast of Turkey. Fires can be seen, from right to left, near the towns of Manavgat, Marmaris, Mila, and Bodrum. Zoom into the map to see more detail from each of those locations. Click on the icon in the upper right corner to open the full featured Worldview in a new tab. Also, view Worldview with the Fires and Thermal Anomalies layer loaded for more context.

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Last Updated
Feb 11, 2021