Fires in Venezuela

Fires in Venezuela
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

In northern South America, fires (red dots) continue to cover a wide area of Columbia (far left) and Venezuela (center and right). This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on March 20, 2003, shows fires concentrated heavily east of keyhole-shaped Lake Maracaibo. A thick cloud of smoke hangs over the country.

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  • Data Date:

    March 20, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    March 21, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration