Fire Season in Northern Africa

Fire Season in Northern Africa

6 December 2005

Thousands of fires were burning across the savannas of northern Africa south of the Sahara Desert in early December 2005. The region’s dry season lasts through the winter months and into early spring, and during that time people use fire to manage farm and range land.

5 December 2005
14:35 hrs UTC

click on image for a 250 m resolution

This image from 5 December 2005, shows widespread fire activity (active fire locations marked in red) detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer(MODIS) on NASA’s Aquasatellite.

(source: EarthObservatory)

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