Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Oil-Fires-Burning-in-Iraq-27MZIFJJ30NFZ.htmlConceptually similarNo War Documentation IraqGP013YOCompleted★★★★No War Documentation IraqGP0PRHCompleted★★★★No War Documentation IraqGP08YMCompleted★★★★No War Documentation IraqGP0ZLQCompleted★★★★No War Documentation IraqGP0ZLPCompleted★★★★Rough FireGP0STPDC6Completed★★★★No War Documentation IraqGP01CHHCompleted★★★★Forest Fires in JerusalemGP1SVTGJCompleted★★★★★★Forest Fires in JerusalemGP1SVTGKCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP0STQ3A3Oil Fires Burning in IraqIn this display of six images from Nasa's Landsat 8 satellite, oil fires burn in northern Iraq south of Mosul. 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Mosul. There appear to be multiple sources of fire, most likely oil wells from the Qayyarah oil field. The images in the grid below show the plumes changing direction and thickness since they were first spotted by Landsat 8 on June 14. The images begin at top left were taken on May 29, June 14, June 30, bottom row l-r, July 16, Aug. 1 and Aug. 17, 2016. For the past few months, a smoke plume has shifted with the winds over northern Iraq. In recent years, periodic oil fires have cast a dark pall over this arid landscape. They are one consequence of ongoing war in the region.Locations:Iraq-Western AsiaDate:2 Sep, 2016Credit:© NASAMaximum size:5886px X 3924pxRestrictions:IMAGE IS IN PUBLIC DOMAIN. CREDIT NASA, NOT FOR SALE. OK FOR EDUCATIONAL OR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES. DO NOT IMPLY THAT NASA SUPPORT OR STATE ANY POSITIONS IN REGARDS TO THIS PHOTO. CAPTION IS WRITTEN AS POSTED BY NASA ON THEIR WEBSITE: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=88566NASA IMAGE USE POLICY: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/guidelines/index.htmlKeywords:Air pollution-Climate (campaign title)-Fires-KWCI (GPI)-Oil fires-Public Domain (license type)-Satellite Images-SmokeShoot:NASA ImagesVarious images collected from NASA.