Fires in West Africa • Earth.com

Last update: June 20th, 2019 at 5:00 pm

This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite on March 17, 2003, shows scores of fires (red dots) detected by MODIS across West Africa.

The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.

Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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