Fires in Northern Namibia

Image captured on 22 November 2021 by the MODIS instrument aboard the Aqua satellite.

Fires in Namibia on 22 November 2021 (Aqua/MODIS)

True-color corrected reflectance image of fires in Northern Namibia on 22 November 2021. This image was acquired by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradometer (MODIS), aboard the Aqua satellite. This image is a false color Red-Green-Blue (RGB) composite where Red is Band 7, Green is Band 2, and Blue is Band 1. This combination is most useful for distinguishing burn scars from naturally low vegetation or bare soil and enhancing floods. Vegetation appears green, water is black, burn scars are red and actively burning fire fronts are bright red. To the right of the burned area is an area in white/beige which is Etosha Pan in Etosha National Park. It is a salt pan that is mostly dry, but will occasionally fill with a thin layer of water after a heavy rain.

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