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Description Original caption states, "In east-central Africa, numerous fires (marked in yellow), probably agricultural in purpose, were burning when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image on July 5, 2004. Unfortunately, in the Kagera National Park that hugs the far eastern margin of Rwanda, the fires may not be routine agricultural burning. According to news reports, wildfires started by poachers may have burned as much as one-third of the protected land in the park. The dense vegetation (bright green) of the small park (seen in rectangular inset) is marred by several reddish-brown burn scars, the largest in the northern tip of the park, surrounded by three actively burning fires. Water in the image appears dark blue or nearly black."
Date Image posted July 09, 2004
Source earthobservatory.nasa.gov
Author Jesse Allen, using NASA’s Aqua satellite's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) for the MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC
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