STS040-613-26
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STS040-613-26 The STS-40 mission photographed extensive biomass
burning over Mozambique and Angola, essentially from the Atlantic
to the Indian Ocean along latitude 15! S. Such regional burning
has been documented during previous missions over southern Afri-
ca. An independent data source, the TOMS sounder on Nimbus 7
(launched 1978), shows hemisphere-wide decreases in ozone and in-
creases in methane and carbon monoxide specifically associated
with this burning.