Landsat image of deforestation in Brazil

Landsat image of deforestation in Brazil

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Caption: Landsat thematic mapper image of deforestation in Rondonia, western Brazil. Recorded in 1988, it shows an area of rainforest approximately 240 kilometres square. Areas of dense vegetation appear red. The dark blue features at lower left are "cerralo", a type of marshy savannah. The pale blue rectangles above centre are evidence of deforestation, probably from commercial logging. The pattern of fine blue lines at right is systematic deforestation due to the practice of "slash & burn" farming. This method of agriculture is employed by farmers relocated to Rondonia by the government due to severe poverty in other regions of Brazil. Resolution: 30 metres.

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Keywords: brazil, deforestation, environment, geography, landsat imagery, rondonia project

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