This Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) image centred over the Provence Alpes – Cote D’Azur region in southern France, where forest fires have afflicted the Var Region last July 2003. The burnt areas appear as dark gray and are visible near the coast. To the right is the island of Corsica and northern Italy is located at the top right of the image where the cities of Milan and Turin can be observed as bright gray areas. To the left are the ice-capped Alps and at the top centre of the image is Lake Geneve.
Bands 7 (red), 5 (green) and 2 (blue), corresponding to visible light, were used to create this image.
Instruments: MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS)
Date of Acquisition: 9 August 2003
Orbit number: 07534
Instrument features: Full Resolution image (300 - metre resolution)
NW Lat/Long: N 47.06 / E 3.17
NE Lat/Long: N 45.38 / E 10.33
SE Lat/Long: N 39.57 / E 8.02
SW Lat/Long: N 41.19 / E 1.23