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Fires Near Amazon River in Brazil

3.1S 60W

September 3rd, 2012 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Brazil – August 27th, 2012

Wispy trails of smoke from fires in Brazil blow over the Amazon Rainforest. The Amazon River, fed by various tributaries, can be seen flowing across the middle of the image. It spills a dense load of sediments into the Atlantic Ocean through an exceptionally wide mouth, visible in the upper right quadrant.

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