Science and Exploration

Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

By Keith Cowing
June 29, 2014
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Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Cote d'Ivoire

The west-central Africa fire season was underway, and widespread as biomass burning (red dots) appears in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite captured on January 3, 2003.
Countries pictured are (clockwise from top left) Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and the Gambia.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFCInstrument(s): Aqua – MODIS Larger image

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