Fires in Southern Sudan

Fires in Southern Sudan
  • Credit:

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

This image shows a large number of fires burning in the Southern Sudan. A couple of them are large enough that thier smoke plumes are visible at the 1 km resolution. The higher resolutions (500 m and 250 m) display the fires more clearly. This true-color image was acquired by the MODIS instrument onboard the Terra satellite on April 9, 2002.

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  • Data Date:

    April 9, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 19, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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