Southeast Brazil

Southeast Brazil
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

A number of fires are burning in Southeast Brazil in this true-color MODIS image acquired April 2, 2002. The fires, depicted as red dots on the image, are burning hot enough for the MODIS sensor to detect them from a 705 km altitude orbit. The city of Rio de Janeiro is visible on the coast in the lower right area of the image.

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  • Data Date:

    April 2, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 11, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS

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