Fires in southern Sudan

Fires in southern Sudan
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Fires (red dots) blanket southern Sudan (center) in this true-color image from November 5, 2002. The image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite. Moving southward through Sudan, the Sahara Desert (top) gives way to the Sahel (lighter greens), which gives way to tropical savannas (darker greens). Right of center at top, a green line shows vegetation growing along the confines of the White Nile River. At image right is Ethiopia.

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  • Data Date:

    November 5, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    November 6, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration