Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa

Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa
  • Credit:

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

This true-color MODIS image, acquired March 15, 2002, depicts a phytoplankton bloom along the coast of the Republic of South Africa. Sunlight reflects off of the chlorophyll in the phytoplankton to create this bright blue-green color. Also visible are a number of fires (red dots) burning in the Western Cape.

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  • Data Date:

    March 15, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 2, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration