Following the request by the Ministry for Agriculture, Government of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, the GFMC is now providing regular update information on the increasing wildland fire danger in East Africa, especially in the Horn of Africa Region.
The following MODIS scenes show fires burning in Ethiopia on 03 of December west of Lake Tana, as well as in South Sudan and North Uganda.
Further below the satellite-derived vegetation health map and the global fire potential, as well as the weather-based ECPC Africa fire weather index map are displayed.
For more information on drought in East Africa see the East Africa Famine Early Warning Systems Network: http://www.fews.net/east/
Latest satellite scenes
These images were captured on 03 December 2003 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), on board of the Aqua Satellite.They are provided with resolution of 2 km and 500 m respectively. Active fires are marked with red dots. (Source: MODIS).