Infrared satellite image of Indonesian forest fire

Infrared satellite image of Indonesian forest fire

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Credit: CNES, 1997 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Indonesian forest fires (second of 5 images). Infrared satellite image of forest fires in Indon- esian Borneo (Kalimantan). North is at top. In infrared, lush vegetation is red, water is black, bare ground is light blue/grey and smoke clouds are light blue. Irrigation canals to the west of the river Barito mark out the square fields of a plantation. The smoke from fires in this area led to a thick smog forming over much of southeast Asia. The fires were started deliberately to clear land for agriculture. Image taken by a SPOT satell- ite on 29 July 1997, covering an area of 35x25 kilometres. (See also E168/017 & E168/019 to 021.)

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Keywords: agriculture, atmospheric, barito river, borneo, burning, damage, environmental, fire, fires, forest fire, from spa, from spac, from space, indonesia, kalimantan, plantation clearance, spot, wild

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