South American Smoke

South American Smoke
  • Credit:

    Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

Quite a number of smoke plumes are feeding the smokey haze that stretches across the middle of this SeaWiFS image. Also of not: a huge area in Paraguay that looks like human-caused deforestation; a sharp difference in vegetation across the Argentina/Brazil border; a large amount of suspended sediment in the Rio de la Plata; the big grey splotch at the edge of the Rio de la Plata is Buenos Aires.

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  • Data Date:

    August 11, 1999
  • Visualization Date:

    August 11, 1999
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration