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Amazon River Mouth and Smoke from Bolivian Fires

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September 8th, 2010 Category: Fires, Rivers, Sediments

Brazil - September 5th, 2010

Part of the mouth of the Amazon River, in northern Brazil, is visible at the right edge of this image. The river is releasing a heavy load of sediments, appearing brown in the center where they are most dense, then progressively becoming lighter in color as they mix with the ocean waters.

Moving inland from the mouth, the Amazon River itself can be seen crossing the lower part of the image. Also visible towards the bottom is some smoke from fires burning in Bolivia that is blowing over Brazil.

Rivers Running Through the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

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September 29th, 2012 Category: Deforestation, Fires, Rivers

Brazil – September 1st, 2012

Rivers winding their way through Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest appear as tan lines due to the sediments they carry. Visible in the upper part of the image is the Amazon River, the world’s largest river by waterflow. The city of Manaus can be seen near the confluence of the Negro and Solimões (Amazon) Rivers.

Visible cutting diagonally across the lower part of the image is the Madeira River, the Amazon’s biggest tributary, with a length of about 3,250 km (2,020 mi). Some haze can be seen in the lower right quadrant, mostly south of the river. This is caused by smoke from fires, one of which is visible in the full image. As the fire is located near an area of deforestation, it may have been set in order to clear land for grazing, planting crops or human habitation.

Fires Burning in Mato Grosso and Tocantins States Contribute to Cloud of Smoke Over Brazil

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September 29th, 2010 Category: Fires, Rivers

Smoke from Fires in Bolivia and Brazil - September 22nd, 2010

Fires burning in Brazil continue to contribute smoke to the cloud of haze from those burning in Bolivia. Here, the smoke cloud can be observed along the left side of the thumbnail image.

Upon opening the full image, many individual fires can be seen near the Araguaia River, in the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso (west) and Tocantins (east).

The complete extent of the cloud of smoke can also be better observed in the full image, stretching from near the mouth of the Amazon River, in northern Brazil, to below a wide segment of the Paraná River in the south of the country.

Smoke Cloud West of Araguaia River, Brazil

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September 17th, 2010 Category: Fires

Smoke from Fires in Bolivia and Brazil - September 15th, 2010

Much of western South America remains veiled by a thick cloud of smoke from fires burning in Bolivia and Brazil. Here, the smoke is thickest on the left side of the image, over the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso.

Upon opening the full image, however, multiple individual plumes of smoke can be observed clustered around the Araguaia River. The river provides the border between Mato Grosso (west) and Tocantins (east), and appears here as a yellowish line running vertically down the right side of the image. Also visible in the full image is the mouth of the Amazon River, at the top.