Fires in Colombia and Venezuela

Fires in Colombia and Venezuela
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

In the three hours that elapsed between the Terra satellite’s overpass and the Aqua satellite’s overpass, dozens of fires were started in Colombia (left) and Venezuela (right). The fires, which are marked with red dots, have spread a thin layer of haze over much of Colombia. Because of the large number of fires that sprang up during the day, it is likely that they were started to clear land.

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  • Data Date:

    March 13, 2004
  • Visualization Date:

    March 29, 2004
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration