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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.

Jagged Contours of Lake Volta, Ghana

7.1N 0.1E

June 19th, 2012 Category: Lakes

Ghana - January 3rd, 2012

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows the jagged contours of Lake Volta, the largest reservoir by surface area in the world, and the fourth largest one by water volume. It is located completely within the country of Ghana, and it has a surface area of about 8,502 km² (3,275 square miles). Lake Volta lies along the Greenwich Meridian, and just six degrees of latitude north of the Equator. The lake’s northmost point is close to the town of Yapei, and its southmost extreme is at the Akosombo Dam, 520 kilometers downstream from Yapei. The Akosombo Dam holds back both the White Volta River and the Black Volta River, which formerly converged, where the middle of the reservoir now lies, to form the single Volta River. The present Volta River flows from the outlets of the dam’s powerhouse and spillways to the Atlantic Ocean in southmost Ghana.

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