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Var Fires France
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Var Fires, France

January 16, 2006
A CHRIS image of France's Var region showing fire scarring west of the town of Cogolin. Acquired 3 September 2003. The Project for On-Board Autonomy (Proba) is a technology demonstration mission of the European Space Agency. CHRIS is a push-broom spectrometer capable of imaging up to 200 spectral bands in the visible range. Together with the scanning and maneuvering capabilities of the spacecraft it supports Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) measurements used in land, sea and atmospheric observations.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Proba
  • Instrument: CHRIS
  • Acquisition: 03-Sep-2003
  • Center coordinates: lat. 45.13, lon. 6.32