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Smoke Between Lakes Malawi and Kariba, Zambia and Malawi

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September 20th, 2012 Category: Fires

Malawi and Zambia – September 3rd, 2012

Smoke from fires in central-southern Africa hovers over the land in Zambia and Malawi between Lake Malawi (upper right, on the Malawi-Mozambique border), Lake Kariba (lower left, on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border) and Lake Bangweulu (upper left). Surrounded by patchy clouds at the lower center is Lake Cahora Bassa, in Mozambique.

Vegetation Index of Mozambique and Zimbabwe

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March 6th, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Mozambique - January 4th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of parts of Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Visible by the border between the two countries are Lake Kariba (left edge) and Lake Cahora Bassa (above center). Mozambique has a tropical climate with two seasons, a wet season from October to March and a dry season from April to September; in this image, therefore, it is entering the final month of the wet season.

The vegetation index is generally good throughout, as indicated by the green false-coloring. Some areas of high activity (rusty red) can be seen near the coast and in the upper left quadrant, northwest of Lake Cahora Bassa. Some areas of low activity (yellow) are mixed throughout, particularly south of Lake Cahora Bassa.

Lake Kariba on Border of Zambia and Zimbabwe

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April 5th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Zambia and Zimbabwe - March 31st, 2011

By volume, Lake Kariba is the largest artificial lake and reservoir in the world. It is located on the Zambezi river, about halfway between the river’s source and mouth, about 1300 kilometers upstream from the Indian Ocean, and lies along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

While Lake Kariba is dark blue and mostly free of sediments in this image, another lake can be seen to the east in the full image that is quite tinged by sediments: the Cahora Bassa Lake. Africa’s fourth-largest artificial lake, it situated in the Tete Province in Mozambique.

Lakes, Marshlands and Salt Flats in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique

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November 1st, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Salt Flats

Zimbabwe - October 21st, 2010

This image of central southern Africa, including parts of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique, contains various lakes and other interesting geographical features. Visible by the left edge is part of the Okavango Delta, an inland delta at the end of the Okavango River in Botswana.

Just above is a triangular shaped, marshy green area situated where the Cuando River flows as a marshy channel across the neck of the Caprivi Strip, of Namibia and then forms the border between Namibia and Botswana as it continues southeast.

To its east of the delta and the marshlands is a bright white area of salt flats called the Makgadikgadi Pan, in the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana.

Finally, two large lakes can be observed: Lake Kariba, the dark blue body of water in the upper half of the image, on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, and Lake Cahora Bassa, in Mozambique.