GFMC: Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

Fires in Brazil 

29 July 2003

Latest Satellite Image  from Brazil:

Fires Surrounding XinguNational Park, Brazil
The solid green expanse of the Amazon Rainforest is increasingly broken by roadsand tracts of farmland. This image of Mato Grosso state in southern Brazil showsnumerous fires (red dots) detected by the ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) around the Xingu National Parkand Indigenous Peoples Preserve, which hangs like a pendulum down from intactforest to the north. The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters perpixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS’ maximumspatial resolution of 250meters.


Source:NASA/ EO



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