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Smoke Over the Ukraine from Fires in the Balkans

48.8N 26.9E

September 22nd, 2012 Category: Fires, Rivers

Europe – September 3rd, 2012

Smoke from fires in the Balkans blows over the high ridges of the Carpathian Mountains (left) in Romania and over the Ukraine. Visible in the lower right quadrant is the Black Sea, with the Danube Delta visible as a green triangular area on the Romania-Ukraine border.

Smoke from Balkan Fires West of Carpathian Mountains

42.3N 20.1E

September 19th, 2012 Category: Fires, Mountains

Europe – September 2nd, 2012

Smoke from fires in the Balkans blows northward over Europe. Visible to the east of the cloud of smoke is the distinctive green, backwards S-shape of the Carpathian Mountains, which run through the Czech Republic in the northwest, through Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine, to Romania in the east and on to the Iron Gates on the River Danube between Romania and Serbia in the south.

Thick Smoke Over the Balkans from Intense Wildfire Activity – September 16th, 2012

41.3N 19.5E

September 16th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Croatia – August 31st, 2012

In the summer of 2012, hundreds of fires have been registered in Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Croatia (click here for previous images). In Croatia, where fires have been burning in Istria, on Rab and Mljet islands, near Pula in the northern Adriatic and Sibenik in Dalmatia.

The fires may have been caused by human carelessness, the custom of burning trash, and farmers burning fields for crops. In the latter two cases, fires quickly may burn out of control if winds change and the fire spreads. Macedonian authorities have also accused people wishing to cover up illegal logging sites by burning land.

Southern Italy, from Gargano Promontory to Calabria – April 22nd, 2012

42.8N 17.8E

April 22nd, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

Italy - January 4th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image focuses on southern Italy. Mountains can be observed along the western coast, particularly in Calabria, while the eastern coast appears significantly flatter, with the exception of the terrain of the Gargano Promontory (near the left edge in the upper left quadrant). Many cities and towns appear as white circular areas parallel to the east coast. Visible in the upper part of the full image is the more mountains coastal terrain of the Balkans.

Carpathian and Balkan Ranges Near Aegean and Black Seas – November 10th, 2010

41.4N 25.7E

November 10th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Greece, Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria - November 5th, 2010

This image focuses on the countries by the Aegean Sea (below) and the southwestern Black Sea (upper right). Many islands, belonging to Greece and Turkey, are visible in the Aegean, while few can be seen in the Black Sea.

Greece is visible in the lower left quadrant, with Bulgaria north of Greece at the center left, Romania north of Bulgaria at the upper left, and Turkey to the right.

The large, C-shaped ridge of mountains running through Romania and Bulgaria is actually composed of two ranges: the Carpathians (to the north, in Romania) and the Balkans (to the south, in Bulgaria).