Fires across Southern Africa

Fires across Southern Africa
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team,NASA/GSFC

The southern Africa biomass burning season is in full swing across (clockwise from top left) Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi (center). Fires, marked with red dots, are an integral part of the farming and grazing practices in the region. This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite on August 18, 2003.

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  • Data Date:

    August 18, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    August 19, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration