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Fires in West Africa
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Fires in West Africa

April 3, 2013
As Northern Hemisphere autumn progresses toward winter, fire activity in the Sahel and savannas just south of Africa’s Sahara Desert begins to increase. This image of western Africa captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on the Terra satellite on November 10, 2003, shows active fires marked with red dots. Credit: Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the MODIS Rapid Response System


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