Biomass Burning in Paraguay • Earth.com Biomass Burning in Paraguay

Last update: December 6th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Biomass burning in Paraguay. On November 9, 2002, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite captured this true-color image. The pic of southeastern Paraguay (bottom left), Brazil (top and right), and far northeastern Argentina (bottom center).

Also Numerous fires were detected by MODIS and marked with red dots. Therefore Misiones region of Argentina pictured at bottom center contains some of the last remaining areas of a tropical rainforest. Also ecosystem called the Atlantic Forest—a rainforest distinct from the Amazon farther north, and now almost completely gone. Notice how green the region appears compared the surroundings.

Paraguay is a country of South America. It is bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest. Although it is one of only two landlocked countries in South America (the other is Bolivia), the country has coasts, beaches and ports on the Paraguay and Paraná rivers that give exit to the Atlantic Ocean through the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway.  Due to its central location in South America, it is sometimes referred to as Corazón de Sudamérica (“Heart of South America”) Biomass Burning in Paraguay is a common thing.

 

Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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