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Fires in Venezuela and Colombia

Widespread biomass burning in northern South America that began in late 2002 has continued into the new year. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite on January 4, 2003, shows active fire detections in Columbia (left) and Venezuela (right).


Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Published January 7, 2003
Data acquired January 4 - 4, 2003

Source:
Terra > MODIS
Topics:
Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Biomass Burning
Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Fires
Collection:
MODIS Rapid Response