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.