Fires in Tanzania

Fires in Tanzania
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Through a patchwork of clouds, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite detected numerous fires (red dots) burning in Tanzania, Africa, on November 25, 2002. Fires appear to be most heavily concentrated on the Makonde Plateau, north of the Tanzania-Mozambique border. At image right is the Indian Ocean.

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  • Data Date:

    November 25, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    November 29, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS


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