Eastern Brazil

Eastern Brazil
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

As human population expands, it encroaches on the forests of the Amazon in the Mato Grosso (lower left quadrant), Para (upper left quadrant), and Tocantins (upper right) regions of Brazil. At lower right is the state of Goias. The farms and ranches that are cleared out of the old forest appear light green or tan in comparison. Numerous fires have been detected and are marked with red dots. This image was acquired on June 8, 2003.

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  • Data Date:

    June 8, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    June 11, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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