Fires in Central and Southern Africa
This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer image from August 27, 2002, shows just how strongly the southern African burning season can impact regional air quality. In this image, numerous fires (red dots) were detected by MODIS beneath a shroud of smoke that all but obscures Democratic Republic of Congo (top) and Angola (bottom).
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.