Heath and moorland fires, UK

Heath and moorland fires, UK

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Caption: Heath and moorland fires in the UK, Aqua satellite image. April 2003 was a warm, dry month in Northern Europe. This, combined with a strong easterly wind, led to heath and moorland fires breaking out throughout Britain. Plumes from the largest of these can be seen below the Pennines and along the west coast of Scotland. Sand from the Sahara and air pollution exacerbated the problem, forming the hazy clouds seen in the image. This image was produced on the 18th April 2003 by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS).

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