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Fires in Africa 

31 January 2003

Latest Satellite Image  from Africa:


Firesin West Africa
Africa’s north-of-the-equator fire season is still underway on January 28,2003. This ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image captured by the Aquasatellite shows scores of fires (red dots) mingling their smoke with Saharandust blowing out over the Atlantic. Countries shown are clockwise from top left)Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea,Guinea Bissau, and The Gambia

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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