April 9 12:00:00, 2003JPEG
The burning season in West Africa is still underway in March 2003. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite shows widespread fires (red dots) burning in (top) Guinea, (left) Sierra Leone, and (right) Liberia.
Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC
On April 9, 2003, Aqua MODIS detected a high concentration of fires in Sierra Leone in West Africa.