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 scene shows fires burning in Eastern Africa on 19 December 2003. The NOAA AVHRR shows fires burning in Sudan and Ethiopia on 17 December 2003. 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/
11:15 UTC (Aqua Satellite) 19 December 2003
These images were captured 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).