Fires in Venezuela and Colombia

Fires in Venezuela and Colombia
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Widespread biomass burning in northern South America that began in late 2002 has continued into the new year. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite on January 4, 2003, shows active fire detections in Columbia (left) and Venezuela (right).

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  • Data Date:

    January 4, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    January 7, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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