Last update: June 27th, 2019 at 5:00 am
On April 7, 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite detected dozens of fires (marked with red dots) burning in Paraguay (right) and Argentina (left). White puffs of smoke are associated with many of the fires. At bottom, left of center, the muddy waters of the Paran? River stand out against the green vegetation of the Pampas.
The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.
Credit: Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC