GFMC: Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

Fires in Africa 

06 December 2002

Latest Satellite Images  from Africa:

Widely Scattered Fires across CentralAfrica  Scores of fires continue to burn across the savannas andthe Sahel of central Africa. This true-color image from the ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aquasatellite was captured on November 30, 2002, and shows active fire detectionsmarked with red dots. In the upper right hand quadrant, Lake Chad and itssurrounding wetlands make a green splash against the paler desert sands of theSahara

Right: Firesin West Africa  Widespread burning is underway in West Africa asthe continent’s burning pattern shifts from south of the equator to north. Theburning season peaks in southern Africa in late summer or early fall, only tobegin building in the areas between the southern edge of the Sahara and theequator. This true-color image of the widespread burning is centered on thecountry of Burkina and was captured by the ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aquasatellite on December 1, 2002. Active fire detections are marked with red dots.

Source: NASA/ EO

For background information on theFire Situation in Africa see:

RegionalWildland Fire Networks (AfriFireNet) and 
IFFN Country Reports
on various african countries.

For background Information see also: Recent Media Highlights on Fire, Policies, and Politics

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