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Fire West of Casablanca and El Jadida, Morocco

33.2N 8.5W

January 30th, 2011 Category: Fires, Lakes, Mountains

Morocco - January 16th, 2011

Morocco’s coastal plains appear green and fertile, in contrast with the drier terrain further inland as one approaches the Atlas Mountains. The Al Massira Reservoir appears as a dark blue area on the edge of where the green plains give way to drier, tan land.

Visible as a grey area on the coast due north of the lake is the city of Casablanca. Moving along the shoreline to the west, past El Jadida, a long plume of smoke from a fire can be observed blowing westward over the Atlantic Ocean (best observed in full image).

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