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South American Smoke

Quite a number of smoke plumes are feeding the smokey haze that stretches across the middle of this SeaWiFS image. Also of not: a huge area in Paraguay that looks like human-caused deforestation; a sharp difference in vegetation across the Argentina/Brazil border; a large amount of suspended sediment in the Rio de la Plata; the big grey splotch at the edge of the Rio de la Plata is Buenos Aires.

Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

Published August 11, 1999
Data acquired August 11, 1999

OrbView-2 > SeaWiFS
Atmosphere > Aerosols > Dust/Ash
Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Biomass Burning
Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Deforestation