Fires in Southern Africa 

07May  2003

Latest Satellite Image:

Southern Africa Burning Season
Seemingly overnight, widespread biomass burning sprang up over the southernAfrican countries of Democratic Republic of Congo (top), and Angola (bottom).This true-color ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aquasatellite on 6 May  2003, shows hundreds of fires (red dots) burning acrossthe region. At bottom center is the broad valley and wetlands of thesouth-flowing Zambezi River.  The high-resolution image provided above is500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image atMODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250meters.

Source: NASA/EO

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