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Fires in West Africa 

03 March 2003

Latest Satellite Image  from Africa:


Firesin West Africa
In West Africa, biomass burning continues in late February. This image from 27February 2003, captured by the ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aquasatellite shows fires (red dots) detected by MODIS. Countries shown are(clockwise from top right) Mali, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea,Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and 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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