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This True Color Image From Nasas Terra Satellite Shows A Staggering Number Of Fi ...

This True Color Image From Nasas Terra Satellite Shows A Staggering Number Of Fi ...

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File name: Bolivia-A2001262-1445-LOW.jpg
Format: digital, 4000+ pixels longest side
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Source: photo agency Based in: United States

Description: this true color image from nasas terra satellite shows a staggering number of fires burning across central south america on september 19 , 2001 as a result , there is a thick layer of smoke and haze blanketing much of southwestern brazil , bolivia , and paraguay the image serves as a reminder that the forests in this region are increasingly under pressure from ongoing human deforestation the area shown in this moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer ( modis ) image spans from just south of the amazon basin ( about 10 degrees south latitude at the northern edge ) across bolivia and paraguay and into the northern plains of argentina ( at the southern edge ) lake titicaca is visible at the left center edge of the scene scanning eastward , the scene extends into brazils mato grosso plateau

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