forest fire in Okawango delta

 Fires in Botswana and Namibia
03 April 2002

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This image was acquired by the Moderate-resolution
Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on 02 April 2002
showing fires burning in the Okavango Delta (Botswana) and Caprivi Strip (Namibia).
For details of image acquirement see:
and image search support at:

A GFMC pre-publication of Chapter 8 Remote Sensing of Wildland Fires in Africa, Sub-Chapters 8.6.2 (Namibia) and 8.6.3 (Botswana), of the “Fire Management Handbook for Sub Sahara Africa” (J.G.Goldammer and N. de Ronde, eds; SPB Acad. Publ., The Hague)  is available as PDF file (1,2 MB)


 The Okavango Delta (Botswana) seen from space
(photograph by Space Shuttle mission S07,1982. Ref. No. S07-04-133. Courtesy: NASA).

More details on fire occurrence in Namibia / Caprivi region can be found at: 

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