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Smoke from forest fires in Portugal hangs over a bank of clouds in the Atlantic Ocean (left) on August 8, 2003. Fires are under greater control than earlier in the week, but not totally absent. Several fires were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite and are marked with red dots in the image.
The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.
Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC