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Athens on Fire: Satellite Images

Posted by feww on August 29, 2009

Charred Suburbs Near Athens, Greece

Images taken on August 27, and posted two days later on NASA EO website.greece_ali_2009239

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Athens, Greece. Photo-like image (top) from NASA’s EO-1 satellite August 27, 2009. The image was captured several days after a large fire raced across the region, destroying 65 homes and 76 other buildings and damaging an additional 143 homes.    The lower image, also from the EO-1 satellite on August 27, shows a wider area view, combining shortwave-infrared light (shown as red), near-infrared light (shown as blue), and green light. Since the burned land reflects more shortwave-infrared light than water or plant-covered land do, it is bright red. The fire started on August 21 near the town of Grammatikos, 25 miles northeast of Athens (beyond the northern edge of the lower image). NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using EO-1 ALI data provided courtesy of the NASA EO-1 Team. Caption by Holli Riebeek. [Edited by FEWW.]

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