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Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia

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April 27th, 2013 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands

Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia – April 27th, 2013

Multiple lakes and wetland areas can be observed in this image that focuses on Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia (counter-clockwise from lower left quadrant). Visible near the center left is the Okavango Delta, an inland delta in Botswana, with the salt flats of the Makgadikgadi Pan to the southeast. In the upper left quadrant is the Barotse Floodplain, in Zambia, while in the upper right quadrant is Lake Kariba, on the Zimbabwe-Zambia border.

The area in the center of the image is the Caprivi Strip, a narrow protrusion of Namibia eastwards from the Okavango Region about 450 km (280 mi), between Botswana to the south, and Angola and Zambia to the north. Caprivi is bordered by the Okavango, Kwando, Chobe and Zambezi rivers. 

Climate Change’s Affects on Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

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March 30th, 2013 Category: Climate Change, Lakes

Zimbabwe – March 29th, 2013

Rainfall around Lake Kariba (lower left quadrant), in Zimbabwe, is decreasing at a rate of 0.63 mm per year, while evaporation rates have increased by 31% at an average rate of 2.77 mm per year since 1963. Also, the temperatures around the Kariba area have been rising since 1964. All these climatic factors have led to decreasingly water levels and nutrients, and consequently to a decrease in the lake’s fish population (click here for more information).

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.

Fires in Angola Generating Great Deal of Smoke

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July 4th, 2012 Category: Fires, Lakes, Salt Flats

Angola – July 3rd, 2012

A cloud of smoke caused by fires across Angola hangs over the upper part of this image of Africa. Visible in the full image are dozens of individual blazes and plumes of smoke. Visible in the lower part of the image are bodies of water such as the broom-shaped Okavango Delta (center of bottom edge) and Lake Kariba (lower right edge), on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border, as well as the white salt flats of the Etosha Pan (lower left edge), in northern Namibia.

Vegetation Index Around Lake Kariba, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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June 21st, 2012 Category: Vegetation Index

Zambia - January 6th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of parts of Zambia (upper left) and Zimbabwe (lower right). Visible on the border between the two countries, on the right side of the image, is Lake Kariba, the world’s largest artificial lake and reservoir by volume. The vegetation index throughout the image is mostly good (green), with higher levels (rusty red) visible in the upper left quadrant.