Fires in West Africa

Fires in West Africa 

26 March 2004

The following MODIS scene shows some firesstill burning in West Africa. Compared to the last months of intense burning (forexample see the situation on 30December 2003), fire activity has started to decrease in the region.

Terra  Satellite
25 March 2004
10:35 hrs UTC

(Image courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC).

Satellite-derived vegetation health map

The general stress situation is higher this year as compared to 2003.
(Source: NOAA/NESDIS Current Vegetation Health Image Maps)

ECPC Africa Fire Weather Index map

Fire Weather Index (FWI) forecast for 27 March
(Source: ECPC Fire Weather Index Forecast)

Fire Weather Index (FWI) forecast for the next week
(Source: ECPC Fire Weather Index Forecast)

Global Fire Potential Map

Latest weekly global fire potential product map (upper scene) and
comparison with the situation in the previous month (map below)
(Source: NOAA/NESDIS Experimental Fire Potential Product)

Information on the fire situation in Ethiopia: See IFFN special reports at:

Further information on the fire emergency situation in Ethiopia (March 2000) can be obtained at:

For background information on theFire Situation in Africa see:
RegionalWildland Fire Networks (AfriFireNet) and 
IFFN Country Reports
on various african countries.

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