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Southern Africa

This series of MODIS images shows biomass burning in southern Africa in April, May, and June of 2002. The images span a number of different viewpoints of the region, but the country of Angola, with its highly dendritic (carved by rivers) geological formations are common to them all. Many of the images show part of four countries: Angola (usually at left), Zambia (right), Botswana (bottom right), and Namibia (bottom left). In many images, at lower center, the Okavango River creates a green broomstick-shaped delta in Boptwsana.

Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Published April 30, 2002
Data acquired April 23 - 23, 2002

Terra > MODIS
Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Biomass Burning
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