Fires and smoke across Mato Grosso, Brazil

Fires and smoke across Mato Grosso, Brazil
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Hundreds—possibly thousands—of active fire detections were made by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite on August 31, 2003, across western Brazil (top right) and Bolivia (bottom left). These fires, marked with red dots, are billowing smoke which hangs over the terrain, nearly obscuring it in some places.

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  • Data Date:

    August 31, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    September 3, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS

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