Fires across Argentina and Paraguay

Fires across Argentina and Paraguay
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Red fire markers show hundreds of fires burning across Northern Argentina and Paraguay in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image taken on August 20, 2003, by the Aqua satellite. A particularly intense blaze in Paraguay has cast a thick, triangular veil of smoke over the landscape to its south. The brown squares are areas that have been cleared.

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  • Data Date:

    August 20, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    October 4, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS


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