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Big Fire Season Underway In Southern Africa As International Experiment Studies Impacts

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September 7, 2000
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SAFARI 2000, the Southern African Regional Science Initiative, brings together over 200 African, U.S., and international scientists in a multidisciplinary research effort aimed at understanding the sustainability of the region's sensitive and pressured ecosystems. An intensive six-week field experiment began on August 13, 2000, combining observations from NASA's Terra and Landsat 7 spacecraft, NASA's ER-2 high-altitude research aircraft, and several other aircraft, ground stations, and spacecraft.

(Sept. 5, 2000) -- SAFARI 2000, the Southern African Regional Science Initiative, brings together over 200 African, U.S., and international scientists in a multidisciplinary research effort aimed at understanding the sustainability of the region's sensitive and pressured ecosystems. An intensive six-week field experiment began on August 13, 2000, combining observations from NASA's Terra and Landsat 7 spacecraft, NASA's ER-2 high-altitude research aircraft, and several other aircraft, ground stations, and spacecraft. Research field operations are being coordinated from Pietersburg, South Africa.


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National Aeronautics And Space Administration. (2000, September 7). Big Fire Season Underway In Southern Africa As International Experiment Studies Impacts. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/09/000906070458.htm
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