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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.

Italian Peninsula and Eastern Europe

43.7N 14.8E

August 14th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Europe - August 1st, 2011

This image shows most of the Italian peninsula and Sicily, as well as parts of Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania and Greece.

Italy is the country with less cloud cover, allowing the Apennine Mountains to be seen running down the spine of the peninsula. Also cloud free is the coast of Croatia, where several islands can be seen near the shoreline. Most of the rest of the image is dotted by clouds, with the exception of a large valley in Romania at the upper right.

Vegetation Index of Italy and Southeastern Europe

44.2N 16.6E

August 3rd, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Europe - August 1st, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of part of Europe, including Italy, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania and Greece.

The index is highest (rusty red) along the forest slopes of mountain ranges, such as the Apennines running down the spine of the Italian Peninsula. It is generally good (green) throughout the image, particularly in valleys and coastal areas, although some areas of low activity (yellow) can be observed in hot southern Italy, Sicily and Greece.

Sediments in the Adriatic Sea Along the Coast of Albania – February 5th, 2011

40.6N 19.3E

February 5th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Albania - January 16th, 2011

Thick tan sediments line the Adriatic coast of Albania. Many may be released by the Vjosë (or Aoös) River. Its total length is about 272 kilometres (169 mi), of which the first 80 kilometres (50 mi) are in Greece, and the remaining 192 kilometres (119 mi) are in Albania.

Further inland, two large lakes can be seen by the border of Albania, Macedonia and Greece. The larger, oval-shaped one is Lake Ohrid, straddling the mountainous border between the southwestern Republic of Macedonia and eastern Albania.The other is one of the Prespa Lakes, shared by Greece, Albania, and the Republic of Macedonia.

Kožuf Mountain on Greece-Macedonia Border and Other Nearby Ranges

40.9N 21.7E

December 26th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Greece and Macedonia - December 21st, 2010

The Kožuf Mountain runs diagonally across this orthorectified image, marking the border between the southern part of the Republic of Macedonia (above) and Greece (below). Its highest peak is Zelenbeg, at 2171 meters above the sea level.

Its most western parts reach the river Blashnica, and the north-western side stretches in a line, from the Mrzhechko village via the village Konopishte, through the course of Boshava to the city of Demir Kapija.

Also visible at the bottom of the thumbnail are two lakes: Lake Vergoritis (larger) and Lake Petron (smaller). Upon opening the full image, a third body of water, Lake Polyfytos, can also be seen to the south. It was created by the Polyfytos dam, which is 20 km long and about 4 to 5 km wide, on the Haliacmon River.

Two other mountain ranges, running parallel to each other, can also be observed in the southern part of the full image: the Vermio Mountains (east) and the Askio Range (west).

The Vermio Mountains are a mountain range between Imathia and Kozani Prefecture in Greece. The range is west of the plain of Kambania. The town of Veria, which is the capital of Imathia prefecture, is built οn the foot of these mountains. The highest point in the range is 6,732 feet (2,052 m) near Naousa.

Askio is a mountain range covering the western Kozani and a part of the Kastoria prefectures in Greece. Its peaks stand over 2111 m. Its length is approximately 30 km from northwest to southeast and its width is approximately 15 to from southwest to northeast.