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Fires in West Africa 

27 March 2003

Latest Satellite Image  from Africa:


Firesin West Africa
The West Africa biomass burning season that began in November 2002 is stillunderway in late March 2003. This true-color ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aquasatellite on 24 March 2003, shows scores of fires heavily concentrated in SierraLeone, with other fires scattered across Guinea (top) and Liberia (bottomright). The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. TheMODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS’ maximum spatialresolution of 250meters.

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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