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In the Amazon, forest fires can be seen from space, NASA images show

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The rampant forest fires in the Amazon, it can be seen from space, according to new figures from NASA).

The images were captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite of NASA’s Earth Observatory, said in a post. There were a number of fires burning in the states of Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará and Mato Grosso, on the 11th August, and 13th August, 2019.”

Amazonas, the largest state in Brazil, has recently been declared a state of emergency regarding the wildfires, according to Euro News.

NASA Earth Observatory images by Him, the Dauphin, with the aid of MODIS data from the NASA EOSDIS/LANCE, and the GIBS/Worldview, and the VIIRS data from the NASA EOSDIS/LANCE, and a LIEUTENANT/of the World, and the Suomi-National Polar-orbit ners. Caption by Adam Voiland.

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Fires in the Amazon are routine, and usually occurring in July and August, when the region is going through a dry season alternating with the wet weather for the rest of the year. However, the fires of this year have produced plenty of smoke to be seen from outer space.

NASA added that as of Aug. 16, the satellite observations have shown a total fire activity in the Amazon region “, which was slightly below the average in comparison with that in the last 15 years or so.” In the activity of the Foundation, and, to a lesser extent, in Rondônia, it is considered to be “above average.”

In the state of Mato Grosso and Pará, the fire activity will be considered to be “below average,” according to the Global Fire Emissions Database).

NASA Earth Observatory images by Him, the Dauphin, with the aid of MODIS data from the NASA EOSDIS/LANCE, and the GIBS/Worldview, and the VIIRS data from the NASA EOSDIS/LANCE, and a LIEUTENANT/of the World, and the Suomi-National Polar-orbit ners. Caption by Adam Voiland.

There were 1,699 forest fires have been detected in the Amazonas satellite, which is 80% of what happened in mid-July. Compared with 2,221, 1,784, and 1,695 in 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively. Mato Grosso has seen 8,799 fires through Aug. 2, a 39 percent increase compared to the previous year, according to Euro News.

The scientist, Mark Parrington, told the news outlet that the tendency is for the occurrence of a fire to increase by the end of August, especially in Rondônia.

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