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Smoke and Dust Creating Haze Over West Africa

6.8N 2.8E

February 19th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Fires

Chad – February 2nd, 2013

Dust blowing south from the Sahara Desert mixes with smoke, creating a haze in the air over Ghana, Benin, Togo and Nigeria, in the southern part of West Africa. The coastline is barely visible through the haze near the bottom edge of the image.

Fires in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire – January 2nd, 2013

7.3N 3.2W

January 2nd, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

West Africa – December 31st, 2012

Fires can be seen in West Africa, south of the Niger Inland Delta (top center). Most of the fires are concentrated in the lower right quadrant, in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, and are releasing plumes of smoke that blow southwestward. In the full image, Lake Volta, in Ghana, is partially visible through the smoke, and fires can also be seen further west, in Guinea.

Smoke Across Southern West Africa, Over Volta and Kainji Lakes

7.1N 0.1E

December 21st, 2012 Category: Fires

West Africa – December 21st, 2012

Smoke, perhaps mixed with dust from the Bodélé Depression, hangs in the air over the West African nations of Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire (from right to left). Partially visible through the haze is Lake Volta (near center), on the Volta River in Ghana and Kainji Lake (near right edge), a reservoir on the Niger River in Nigeria.

Fires Across Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria

5.3N 2.7W

December 17th, 2012 Category: Fires

West Africa – December 16th, 2012

Dozens of fires can be seen burning across Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria (lower half of image, left to right). Individual plumes can be seen blowing towards the west and contributing to a general haze over southern West Africa. Partially visible at the bottom edge is Lake Volta, in Ghana. In the full image, the Kainji Reservoir, in Nigeria, can be seen to the east.

Vegetation Index of Ghana and Ivory Coast

7.1N 0.1E

June 25th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Ghana - January 5th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of Ghana (right) and the Ivory Coast (left). Visible near the right edge is Lake Volta, the largest lake in Ghana. The vegetation index is mostly good (green) near the coast, and becomes progressively lower (yellow) as one moves northwards towards the Sahara Desert.