Northern Brazil and Suriname

Northern Brazil and Suriname
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and northern Brazil are featured in this true-color Terra MODIS image from September 3, 2002. Prominent in the image are the Amazon River in Brazil (bottom), Professor von Blommestein Neer Lake in Suriname (top), and a large patch of brown land along the Suriname - Brazil border. Two fires, marked in red, sit on the western edge of this clearing, which is likely the result of deforestation and agriculture.

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  • Data Date:

    September 3, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    October 1, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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