Agriculture Fires in West Africa

Agriculture Fires in West Africa

Agricultural burning is widespread in Africa with fires breaking out in different regions at various times of the year. On January 28, 2014, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image, the Sahel region in West Africa was in the midst of its burning season. Fires are marked with red boxes and smoke hangs over the scene.

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  • Data Date:

    January 28, 2014
  • Visualization Date:

    January 30, 2014
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration