Fires in West Africa

Fires in West Africa

In western Africa, a haze that could be a mixture of Saharan dust and smoke from thousands of fires creates a murky, water-color effect in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) from the Aqua satellite on January 14, 2003. The seasonal agricultural burning usually peaks in January or February north of the equator.

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  • Data Date:

    January 14, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    January 16, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS

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