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Hundreds of Fires Continue to Blaze Across Angola, Zambia and the DRC

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July 21st, 2012 Category: Fires

Angola and DRC – July 19th, 2012

Hundreds of fires continue to burn across Angola (lower left quadrant), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (above) and Zambia (lower right quadrant). While most of the region is enveloped in a thin veil of smoke, many individual, thick plumes can be discerned, blowing mostly in a northwesterly direction. The fires are likely agricultural in nature.

Hundreds of Fires in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania

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June 6th, 2012 Category: Fires

DRC, Tanzania and Zambia - June 5th, 2012

A veil of smoke covers part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the upper left quadrant of this image. Upon opening the full image, hundreds of fires can be seen across the country, appearing as small white dots. Fires are also visible in Tanzania, in the upper right quadrant, east of Lake Tanganyika (top) and north of Lake Rukwa (east of former, tan in color) and Lake Malawi (right).

Vegetation Index Near Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika

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January 30th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

DRC - January 3rd, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of the border area by Tanzania (right), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (left), Rwanda and Burundi (above center). Visible in the top right corner is part of Lake Victoria, with the small Lake Kivu visible above center, north of the longer Lake Tanganyika.

The index is highest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as can be seen by the rusty red false coloring. The rest of the image shows generally good photosynthetic activity (green), with a few small patches of low activity (yellow) visible just northwest of the northern end of Lake Tanganyika.

Lualaba River Flowing Through Congo Rainforest, DRC

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January 24th, 2012 Category: Rivers

DRC - January 3rd, 2012

This APM image shows the Lualaba River flowing more or less vertically across the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Lualaba River is the greatest headstream of the Congo River by volume of water. It is 1800 km long, and the whole of its length lies within the Democratic Republic of Congo. It rises at an elevation of 1400 m above sea level and flows northwards to Kisangani, where the Congo River officially begins (just beyond the top left corner).

The river flows through the Congo rainforest, the second largest rain forest area in the world. Here, the rain forest appears as mostly flat terrain on either side of the river. The only exception is a hiller region visible in the upper right corner. The narrower river meandering across the land south of those hills is the Maiko River.


Vegetation Index Near lake Tanganyika, Zambia and DRC

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May 10th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Zambia and DRC - April 27th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near Lake Tanganyika.

The index is highest (rusty red) in the DRC in the upper left quadrant, although the area visible shows good photosynthetic activity (green) overall.

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