A fire in April turns Cerbere protected area into a hellish landscape across the drought-struck eastern France-Spain border

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 07 April 2023 at 10:36:29 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 17 April 2023 at 10:36:29 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France - svp@visioterra.fr
Keyword(s): Land, drought, natural disaster, wildfire, precipitations, mountain range, Pyrenees, protected area, Spain, France
Fig. 1 - S2 (07.04.2023 / 17.04.2023) - A fire struck across the eastern border between France and Spain, as early as 17 April.
Fig. 2 - COP-DEM - It happened during a drought period, in a protected area of Cerbere. It burnt 930 hectares, mostly on sun-oriented slopes.
Fig. 3 - S2 (07.04.2023 / 17.04.2023) - Detecting the burnt area proves to be more specific than the loss of vegetation.