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Fires in Africa 

08 January 2003


Latest Satellite Images  from Africa:

 

Heat signatures (red) are visiblefrom fires burning across parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin (Africa)  in thisMODIS (ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) image from 03 January 2003.

Source: OSEI/NOAA

 

 

Widely Scattered Fires across CentralAfrica  
On December 24, 2002, more than 7,000 fires (indicated with red dots) wereburning across the northwestern and north central African Sahel and savannaregions. This particular scene, acquired by the ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)  sensor aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite, shows the northwestern region of Africa. The resulting haze and smokecan be seen blowing westward toward the Atlantic.

 

 


Widely Scattered Fires across North Africa
On December 24, 2002, more than 5,000 fires (indicated with red dots) wereburning across the north central African Sahel and savanna regions. Thisparticular scene, acquired by the ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer  (MODIS) on the  Aqua satellite, shows the north central region of Africa spanning parts of thecountries of Chad (top center), the Central African Republic (bottom center),and Cameroon (left). The resulting haze and smoke can be seen blowing westwardand is particularly thick (gray pixels) toward the bottom left of this scene.

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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