Fires and smoke across Mato Grosso, Brazil

Fires and smoke across Mato Grosso, Brazil
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the the Terra satellite on July 2, 2003, shows fires (red dots), smoke, and deforestation in Mato Grosso, Brazil (right), and Bolivia (bottom left). At image right, the Xingu National Park and Indigenous Peoples Preserve hangs like a green pendulum down from the still-intact stretches of Amazon Rainforest to the north.

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  • Data Date:

    July 2, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    July 3, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration