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 continues its assault north of Lake Chad in Africa on November 6, 2001. The sheets of dust in the air shown in this MODIS image reach south to the lake, contributing to the ongoing problem of desert expansion into the area.

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  • Data Date:

    November 6, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    November 12, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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