Widespread Fires in South America

Widespread  Fires in South America

The Andes Mountains (image left) create an effective barrier to the smoke billowing from scores, possibly hundreds, of fires burning across central South America. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite on October 6, 2002. Fire detections are marked with red dots.

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  • Data Date:

    October 6, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    October 10, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS


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