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tlr online
13-04-04, 03:55
Over the course of the day, scores of fires sprang up across the West African country of Sierra Leone. In the afternoon, when the MODIS sensor on the Aqua satellite captured this image, scores of actively burning fires (marked in yellow) were spread across the country. Compared to the image captured in the morning, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite overpassed the area (position your mouse over the image to view the morning overpass), few active fires were burning.

The widespread nature of the fires and the season suggests that these fires are being set intentionally for agricultural purposes. Though not necessarily hazardous, such large-scale burning can have a strong impact on weather, climate, human health, and natural resources.


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14-04-04, 02:03
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14-04-04, 03:09
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14-04-04, 03:25
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14-04-04, 03:58
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14-04-04, 04:34
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