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Amazon River Mouth and Smoke from Bolivian Fires

1.7S 52.2W

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.

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