Dust storm and fires in Chad

Dust storm and fires in Chad
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

A dust storm originally imaged on October 28, 2001, continues to blanket the skies with thick dust northeast of Africa.s Lake Chad. Numerous fires were detected burning in the savannas to the south in this MODIS image from October 30, 2001.

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  • Data Date:

    October 30, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    November 4, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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