Fires in central Chile

With the Pacific Ocean to one side and the five thousand mile-long Andes Mountain Range to the other, Chile fairly glows with the deep green of late-fall foliage. In this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( MODIS ) image, acquired by the Aqua satellite on March 19, 2004, several fires dot the landscape, especially to the southeast of Punta Lavapie, image center. A few of the fires even send plumes of smoke into the atmosphere, where the wind carries them away to the northeast. On the other side of the Andes, Argentinas high-altitude Monte (an arid region in the rain-shadow of the Andes) appears in many rich shades of tan.
Source: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Mapas Owje