Fires in Mato Grosso region, Brazil

Fires in Mato Grosso region, Brazil
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

Already heavily deforested, the Mato Grasso region of Brazil is experiencing several fires (red dots), as seen in this true-color MODIS image. MODIS has thermal detectors uniquely designed to detect thermal; radiation as high as 500K without saturating.

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  • Data Date:

    June 12, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    June 12, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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