Fires in Mozambique

Fires in Mozambique
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODISRapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This image of southeastern Africa from August 13, 2003, shows hundreds of fires burning in the countries surrounding Lake Nyasa (top center). Countries shown are (clockwise from top right) Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, the tip of Democratic Republic of Congo, and Malawi (top center). Smoke hangs over the southwest corner of the scene, hiding the terrain below. This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    August 13, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    August 18, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration