Fires in northern Argentina

Red dots mark the locations of fires in northern Argentina in this true-color image. Based on the locations of the fires in tan and light green regions of cleared land versus the dark green of the forest in the top of the image, it is likely that they were started to manage agricultural land. Tan squares within the dark green forest show where land has been cleared. The irregular white regions in the lower left corner of the image are salt pans left by seasonal lakes. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on July 10, 2004.
Source: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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