Fires in West Africa • Earth.com

Last update: June 17th, 2019 at 11:00 am

The West Africa biomass burning season that began in November 2002 is still underway in late March 2003. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite on March 24, 2003, shows scores of fires heavily concentrated in Sierra Leone, with other fires scattered across Guinea (top) and Liberia (bottom right).

Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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