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Smoky Haze Over Brazil and Peru

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October 1st, 2012 Category: Fires

Brazil and Peru – August 31st, 2012

Smoke from fires in Brazil and Bolivia blows westward and creates a haze over the rainforest near the right edge of this image. Some smoke can also be seen nestled along the Andes Mountains in Peru, on the left side of the image.

Fires Still Blazing Across Bolivia and Brazil

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September 14th, 2012 Category: Fires

Brazil – August 30th, 2012

Fires in South America punctuate the Bolivian (lower left quadrant) and Brazilian (upper half of image) landscapes with greyish white plumes of smoke, and contribute to a hazy veil that spreads across the Amazon Rainforest (top). It is likely that the fires were set by humans for agricultural purposes.

Fire by Bolivia-Paraguay-Brazil Border

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September 12th, 2012 Category: Fires, Lakes, Rivers

Brazil – August 30th, 2012

A thick cloud of smoke from a fire near the Bolivia-Paraguay-Brazil border spreads out in the upper left quadrant of this image. Visible to the right is the reservoir of the Sérgio Motta Dam on the Paraná River. The 22 m (72 ft) tall dam creates a reservoir with a 19.9 km3 (4.8 cu mi) capacity and surface area of 2,250 km2 (870 sq mi).

Fires Continue to Blaze in Brazil

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September 11th, 2012 Category: Fires

Brazil – August 29th, 2012

Fires continue to blaze across Brazil, burning land in the states of Rondônia, Mato Grosso and Amazonas (click here for previous images). These fires are likely agricultural, set by farmers to clear land for crops, and may be contributing to problems of deforestation in the region.

Fires Across Bolivia and Brazil – September 10th, 2012

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September 10th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Lakes

Bolivia and Peru – August 29th, 2012

Multiple plumes of smoke from fires in Bolivia (lower right quadrant) and the Brazilian states of Rondônia (upper right) and Amazonas (above center) can be seen across this view of South America (click here for previous images). The plumes of smoke in Bolivia are blowing due northwest, while those in Brazil are fanning out over a larger area, although still being carried in a generally northwesterly direction. Visible across the Andes Mountains in the lower left quadrant is Lake Titicaca, on the border of Bolivia and Peru.

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