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Dust Over Chad and Central African Republic

12.8N 14.0E

March 20th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Lakes

Chad – March 19th, 2013

A cloud of dust hangs over southern Chad (center right) and the Central African Republic (lower right), southeast of Lake Chad (upper left quadrant). A hazy area can also be seen to the south of the lake, in Nigeria and Cameroon. This haze may also be caused by dust, or smoke from agricultural fires, or a combination of both.

West Africa Veiled by Dust and Smoke

13.3N 14.1E

January 20th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Fires

West Africa – January 10th, 2013

Dust from the Bodélé Depression, in the Sahara Desert, blows southwestward towards Lake Chad, and can also be seen south of the lake. The lower portion of the image is also covered by a hazy veil, although this is due to fires in Chad and the Central African Republic that has spread westward.

Fires in Southern Chad and Central African Republic

8.8N 19.4E

January 18th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Fires

Chad and Central African Republic – January 11th, 2013

Fires burn across southern Chad and the Central African Republic in the lower right quadrant of this image. The plumes of smoke from individual fires blow mostly towards the southwest, contributing to a thicker cloud of smoke that hovers over more of the region. In the full image, dust can be seen south of Lake Chad (upper left).

Fires in Southern Chad and Central African Republic

15.4N 18.7E

December 20th, 2012 Category: Fires

Chad and Central African Republic – December 19th, 2012

Many fires can be seen burning in southern Chad (above) and the Central African Republic (below). Although hard to distinguish from the smoky haze of the region in the thumbnail, in the full image most plumes of smoke appear to be blowing towards the southwest.

Also visible in the upper left quadrant as a small, golden tan circle is Iro Lake (French: Lac Iro), a cyclically occurring lake in the Moyen-Chari Region in southeastern Chad. The lake is about 100 kilometers north of the border with the Central African Republic. It is nearly circular, 13 kilometers long and 11 kilometers wide. It fills in the summer and autumn months from the eastern arm of the Bahr Salamat, which forks seven kilometers southwest of the lake. During the dry season it can completely run dry.

Smoke Over Chad and Central African Republic

15.0N 19.0E

December 15th, 2012 Category: Fires

Chad and Central African Republic – December 13th, 2012

Smoke covers the lower portion of this image of Chad (above) and the Central African Republic (below). Through the cloud of smoke, several individual blazes can be seen, mainly in the upper half of the image, releasing plumes of smoke towards the west. Visible in the upper left corner is a wetlands area south of Lake Chad.

 

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