Fires in the Amazon

 Fires inSouth America

8 August 2005

Along the southeastern margin of the Amazon Rainforest, people are creating islands of rainforest surrounded by farms andranches. Fire is a common land-clearing or land-management tool in the region, and numerous fires were detected by MODIS in the image and are marked with reddots. 

The following images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’sTerra and Aqua satellites were captured on 7 August 2005. 

7 August 2005
18:00 hrs UTC
(Image courtesy MODIS)
7 August 2005
13:35 hrs UTC
(Image courtesy MODIS)

The links provide a 1 kmresolution for both scenes


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