Fires in South Africa

Fires in South Africa
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Biomass burning continues in South Africa in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image taken on August 28, 2003 by the Aqua satellite. Fire is an important part of farming and grazing practices across the world. Such fires, shown here as red dots, are common throughout the summer months in the southern regions of the African continent. Shown here are South Africa (left), Mozambique (top right), Swaziland (center right), and Lesotho, an enclave of South Africa.

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  • Data Date:

    August 28, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    October 10, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
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