Fires in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo •

Last update: November 19th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Fires continued burning throughout Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in early June 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on June 3, 2010. Red dots are hotspots associated with unusually high surface temperatures characteristic of fires. Agricultural burning is a common practice in this region, and many of these fires have probably been set intentionally to manage crop or pasture land.

Credit: NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption by Michon Scott.

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