Earth  ID: 2017

Safari 2000 Fires and Aerosols

The fires that raged across southern Africa in August and September of 2000 produced a thick 'river of smoke' that observers compared with the aftermath of the Kuwaiti oil fires in 1991. NASA-supported studies currently underway on the event will contribute to improved air pollution policies in the region and a better understanding of its impact on climate change.

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http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/earth/environ/safari2000final.htm


Visualization Credits

Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Compton Tucker (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Jay Herman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Jacqueline Kendall (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Data Used:
Earth Probe/TOMS 09/05/2000-09/25/2000
NOAA-14/AVHRR/Fires 09/05/2000-09/25/2000
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Safari 2000

Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> Safari 2000
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Ecological Dynamics >> Fire Occurrence
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0