This years fire season in central Africa may have been the most severe ever.
This true-color image also shows the location of fires (red dots) in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo, Angola, and Zambia. The image was taken by the Moderate-Resolution
Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA s Terra spacecraft on
August 23, 2000, and was produced using the MODIS Active Fire Detection product.
NASA scientists studied these fires during the SAFARI 2000 field campaign.