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Fires in South Sudan and DRC – January 26th, 2013

8.3N 30.7E

January 26th, 2013 Category: Fires

South Sudan and DRC – January 12th, 2013

Smoke from numerous fires in South Sudan and the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo blows southwestward, contributing to a cloud of haze in the lower left quadrant. Another fire, separated from the cluster to the southwest, can be seen in South Sudan, east of the Jur River (also Sue River) and Sudd wetlands. About 485 kilometres (301 mi) long, the river flows north and northeast, joining the Bahr el Ghazal River on the western side of the Sudd wetlands.

Fires in Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda

8.3N 30.7E

January 29th, 2011 Category: Fires

Ethiopia - January 17th, 2011

Smoke covers the right side of this image, along the Ethiopia-Sudan border. In the full image, a cluster of fires can be seen in or near the Boma National Park, in Sudan close to the Ethiopian border. These fires are releasing smoke towards the north-northwest.

In the lower part of the fulll image, other fires can be seen further south, in Uganda, near Lake Albert. The smoke from these fires is blowing in the opposite direction, towards the south-southeast.

Finally, even more fires can be seen around the Sudd, is a vast swamp in southern Sudan that appears here as a large green area. The fires, both in, just east and just west of the Sudd are releasing smoke towards the southwest.

Lake Tana in Ethiopia, and the Sudd Wetlands in Sudan

10.8N 33.9E

January 12th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Wetlands

Ethiopia - December 27th, 2010

The green, heart-shaped lake in the upper right quadrant is Lake Tana, in the Ethiopian highlands. It discharges into the Blue Nile River.

The White Nile, on the other hand, can be observed by the left edge of the image. It is connected to the Sudd, in the lower left quadrant, a vast swamp in southern Sudan. It is one of the world’s largest wetlands and the largest freshwater wetland in the Nile basin.

Fires West of Wetlands in Southern Sudan – December 22nd, 2009

8.3N 30.7E

December 22nd, 2009 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Sudan - December 16th, 2009

Sudan - December 16th, 2009

This green area of wetlands in southern Sudan includes Lake No, near the river at the top, the Zefah Game Reserve, center, and part of the swamp of the Sudd, below. Several fires are visible just west of the wetlands.

Lake No is a lake in Sudan. It is located just north of the vast swamp of the Sudd, at the confluence of the Bahr al Jabal and Bahr el Ghazal rivers. It marks the transition between the Bahr al Jabal and White Nile proper.

The Sudd, also called the Bahr el Jebel, As Sudd or Al Sudd in southern Sudan, is a vast swamp formed by the White Nile. The area covered thereby is one of the world’s largest wetlands and the largest freshwater wetland in the Nile basin.