GFMC: Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

Fires in Central Africa 

08 December 2003

Latest Satellite Images fromCentral Africa


9:30 UTC (Terra Satellite)

12:25 UTC (Aqua Satellite)


These images were captured on 07 December 2003 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging 
Spectroradiometer (MODIS). They are provided with resolution of 2 km and 500 m respectively.
(Image courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC).

As Northern Hemisphere autumn progresses toward winter, fire activity in the Sahel and savannas just 
south of Africa’s Sahara Desert begins to increase. Fires, marked with red dots, are probably due 
to land clearings. Countries shown are Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic.


For background information on theFire Situation in Africa see: 

RegionalWildland Fire Networks (AfriFireNet) and 
IFFN Country Reports
on various african countries, 
especially on the CentralAfrican Republic.



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