GFMC: Fires in Eastern Sahel

Fires in the Eastern Sahel 

11 November 2004

The following MODIS scenes show firesburning in the Eastern Sahel.

Fires in the Eastern Sahel
West of the White Nile River (green line running down from upper right), numerous fires were burning in the Sahel (transition zone between the deserts to the north and the savannas to the south), mostly in southern Sudan. This image of the fires (marked in red) was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite on November 10, 2004.

NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the MODIS Rapid Response team.

Terra Satellite

10 November 2004
08:20 UTC

Source: MODIS Terra satellite

Satellite-derived vegetation health map

The general stress situation 2004 compared to 2003.
(Source: NOAA/NESDIS Current Vegetation Health Image Maps)

ECPC Africa Fire Weather Index map

Fire Weather Index (FWI) forecast for 12 November 2004
(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)

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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