Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Scattered fires (red dots) were detected across eastern Brazil on July 10, 2003, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite. At far left in the image, isolated patches of remaining forest are scattered in dark green squares and rectangles amid lighter green vegetation that is probably pasture or farmland. At center and right in the image, the vegetation changes to a duller green or brown, more typical of the savannas that dominate that region. The bright greenish lake is the Sobradinho Reservoir.
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