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Fires in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia

11.2S 29.0E

June 3rd, 2013 Category: Fires MODISAqua

Central Africa – June 1st, 2013

Hundreds of fires can be seen west of Lake Tanganyika (above) and Lake Malawi (right center), in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (upper left quadrant) and Zambia (lower left quadrant). Red markers identify the locations of the individual fires, although many individual plumes of smoke can also be discerned, mostly blowing towards the west.

Hundreds of Fires Across Democratic Republic of the Congo

7.3S 25.8E

May 23rd, 2013 Category: Fires

Democratic Republic of the Congo – May 23rd, 2013

Hundreds of fires burning across the Democratic Republic of the Congo release plumes of smoke that blow towards the northwest. Most of the fires are burning in grass or cropland. The location, widespread nature, and shear number of fires suggest that they were deliberately set for land management by farmers desiring to return nutrients to the soil and clear away unwanted plants.

Fire Near Upemba Depression, Democratic Republic of the Congo – April 28th, 2013

8.6S 26.3E

April 28th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Lakes, Wetlands

Democratic Republic of the Congo – April 27th, 2013

A fire can be seen east of the Upemba Depression in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, releasing a plume of smoke that blows northwest. The Upemba Depression, Kamalondo Depression, is a large marshy bowl area comprising some fifty lakes, including 22 of relatively large size including Lake Upemba (530 km²) and Lake Kisale (300 km²). In an earlier era, the area was probably occupied by one large lake.
The area is covered in marshland and is partially within the Upemba National Park in Haut-Lomami District.

Fires Across Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo

7.8S 20.7E

August 27th, 2012 Category: Fires

Angola and DRC – August 27th, 2012

Thick smoke hangs in the air over Angola (below) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (above). The smoke is caused by fires that are mostly agricultural in nature, as this time of year is part of the biomass burning season in central and southern Africa.

Thick Smoke Over Democratic Republic of the Congo

6S 27.0E

July 20th, 2012 Category: Fires, Lakes

Democratic Republic of the Congo – July 18th, 2012

Smoke continues to hang in the skies over the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While the smoke is limited to a thin veil over the lower part of the image, the upper segment is covered by a mix of clouds and thick, opaque smoke that appears slightly tan in color. Partially visible near the right edge in the upper part of the image is Lake Tanganyika, on the DRC-Tanzania border.