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Fires in Argentinia 

24  January 2003

Latest Satellite Image  from Southern America :

Fires in the Pampas andSouthern Argentina
This true-color image from the ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) show fires (red dots) inArgentina on  18 January  2003. Across the Pampas, which is a large,relatively flat grassland (image right), a few small fires were detected, whileto the south, larger fires were burning and producing grayish smoke plumes. Insouthern Argentina, the rainy season comes in the winter (Northern Hemispheresummer), and fire season continues from late spring into early summer (NorthernHemisphere fall and winter).

Source: NASA/ EO


Heat signatures (red), burn scars(charcoal), and smoke (light blue haze) are visible from fires burning acrossthe Pampas, a vast grass-covered plain in Argentinia, in this  ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image  from 18 January 2003, captured by the Terra satellite. 


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