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Forest Fires in Portugal

Monday, 04 August 2003

Type of Event:
Forest Fires
Location of Event:
Portugal
Date of Charter Activation:
August 04, 2003
Charter Requestor:
Serviço Nacional de Bombeiros e Protecção Civil
Project Management:
DLR

Description of the event

The Charter was activated August 4, 2003 by Serviço Nacional de Bombeiros e Protecção Civil (an authorized user) in Portugal at 16:10 UTC. The purpose was for raging forest fires in Portugal centered at 39d 30' N & 8d 00'W. The Portuguese Government has declared the forest fires a public calamity which began on August 1-2, 2003. The approximate burned area is around 45,000 hectares.

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Source: NOAA Data
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Source: NOAA-AVHRR Data
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Source: NOAA-AVHRR Data
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Source: NOAA-AVHRR Data
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Source: NOAA Data
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Source: SPOT Data
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Source: NOAA Data
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Source: ENVISAT Data
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Source: ENVISAT Data
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Source: BIRD Data
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Source: IKONOS Data
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Source: IKONOS Data
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Source: SPOT-4 Data
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Source: NOAA-AVHRR Data
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Source: SPOT-4 Data
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Source: ENVISAT-MERIS Data
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Source: Portugal, Area 03 - Algarve Coast SPOT Data
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Source: Portugal Area 02
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Source: Portugal, Area 01
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Source: SPOT and IKONOS targets; fire scars derived from ENVISAT-MERIS