Fires, Saharan dust, and smoke in West Africa

Fires, Saharan dust, and smoke in West Africa
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

A combination of dust from the Sahara Desert and smoke from scores of fires (red dots) is choking the air over West Africa in this true-color image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on January 30, 2003.

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  • Data Date:

    January 30, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    February 15, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration