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Satellite Imagery of Amazon Wildfires

By [email protected] - 1st October 2019 - 13:39

Fires continue to burn across Brazil throughout the Amazon region. While the overall scope and magnitude of the hundreds of fires can likely best be visualized by using broad area, low-resolution weather and NASA satellites, Maxar satellite images help to provide a closer view of the fires and demonstrate the type of activity that has led to this historic amount of burning. In the image below, large areas of forested land have been cleared and multiple fires can be seen burning and smoldering nearby. The image shows one area of fires in the State of Rondonia, just southwest of Porto Velho, Brazil in the upper Amazon River basin. The image was collected by Maxar’s WorldView-3 satellite on August 15th.