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African Fires

Author: Guest Writer/Wednesday, December 26, 2012/Categories: Uncategorized

The western USA experienced extensive wildfires during 2012. Most of these fires were the result of lightening strikes on tinder dry forests. Fires also raged in Central Africa fires and seen by the environmental monitoring satellite, AQUA. Most of the African fires were in the Central African Republic, Chad, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and resulted from widespread agricultural burning. The satellite captured the fires in multiple red heat signatures while smoke appears to be a light brown color. The affects of the massive fires on forests, rangelands, wildlife, and water supplies are not obvious from space but unlikely beneficial.

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Central African Fires, December 2012

(credit: AQUA)

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