Satellite image of Brazilian forest fire, 1998

Satellite image of Brazilian forest fire, 1998

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Caption: Brazilian forest fires. Enhanced-colour satellite image of extensive rainforest fires in Roraima Province in northern Brazil on 29 March 1998. Smoke from the fires appears yellow/brown and is being carried westwards. North is at top. The smoke plumes are partially obscured by clouds (white/ blue). Rainforest is green; the Rio Negro river is seen at lower right. International alarm was raised at the extent of these fires approach- ing the borders of Venezuela (at top) and Guyana (upper right). Image taken by a GOES-8 satellite, covering an area of about 500x700 miles.

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Keywords: atmospheric, brazil, damage, environmental, fire, fires, forest, forest fire, forest fires, from spac, from space, noaa imagery, rainforest fire, roraima province, wild

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