Fires in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fires in Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Credit:

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

There were hundreds of fires burning in the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa on June 3, 2002; probably agricultural fires set by locals to prepare land for cultivation or grazing. At upper right, Lake Tanganyika marks the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    June 3, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    June 8, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration