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GEO Year Book 2004/5
POLICY INITIATIVES

NASA’s Modeate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image on 5 August 2004, showing fires across parts of Democratic Republic of Congo (top), Angola (left), and Zambia (bottom), in south-central Africa. Large-scale burning can have a strong impact on weather, climate, human and animal health, and natural resources.
Source: Earth Observatory 2004a
Image courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC

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