GFMC: Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

Fires in Africa 

10 January 2003

Latest Satellite Images  fromAfrica:


Firesin West Africa
The west-central Africa fire season is currently underway, and widespreadbiomass burning (red dots) is apparent in this true-color ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aquasatellite captured on 03  January  2003. Countries pictured are(clockwise from top left) Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone,Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and the Gambia.

Source: NASA/ EO




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.



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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