Fires in Central Brazil

Fires in Central Brazil
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The solid green expanse of the Amazon Rainforest is increasingly broken by roads and tracts of farmland. This image of Mato Grosso state in southern Brazil shows numerous fires (red dots) detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) around the Xingu National Park and Indigenous Peoples Preserve, which hangs like a pendulum down from intact forest to the north.

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  • Data Date:

    July 22, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    July 22, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration