Fires in Botswana and South Africa

Fires in Botswana and South Africa
  • Credit:

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

This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from July 30, 2002, shows numerous fires (red dots) burning in Botswana (top) and Democratic Republic of South Africa (bottom). Along the right edge, smoke is thicker, and may be because fires are burning in areas of denser vegetation.

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  • Data Date:

    July 30, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    August 30, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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