Fires in the Amazon

 Fires inSouth America

10 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 image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’sTerra satellite was captured on 8 August 2005. 

8 August 2005
14:15 hrs UTC
(Image courtesy MODIS)

The link is provided at 1 kmresolution


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