Amazon Rainforest Fires: Maps Present Smoke & Fireplace Spreading in Brazil


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The Amazon rainforest is on fireplace. The smoke from the fires is so intense that Sao Paulo was plunged into darkness for about an hour on Monday afternoon, August 20, 2019. Even NASA satellite tv for pc pictures have been capable of decide up the thick smoke. Learn on to see maps and photographs of the smoke and fireplace within the Brazil area.

Photographs & Maps Present the Smoke Spreading from the Amazon Fireplace

On Monday, August 19, Sao Paulo in Brazil turned as darkish as night time due to the smoke for about an hour. Sao Paulo is 2,200 kilometers away from the hearth in Rondonia, which provides you an concept of simply how intense the hearth is. A few of the smoke in Sao Paulo was confirmed to be from the fires in Rondonia and Bolivia, Globo shared. One other supply of the smoke was from fires close to Bolivia’s border, in Mato Grosso do Sul. The fires that darkened the sky weren’t from fires in Sao Paulo itself, Globo reiterated, however had been from Rondonia and Boliia fires. The smoke unfold after a chilly entrance modified path, pushing the smoke within the path of Sao Paulo.

Caroline Vidal, a meteorologist, instructed Globo concerning the smoke: “The wind may even deliver this smoke from burning, nevertheless it must be very intense fireplace. Often, this happens extra with smoke from volcanoes.”

On Tuesday, air high quality evaluation discovered burned particles within the rain in Sao Paulo, Globo reported. The soot and particulate matter had been seven occasions increased than in regular rainwater.

In the meantime, in Porto Velho (the capital of Rondonia), air air pollution and carbon monoxide might pose well being threats to the inhabitants, Globo famous.

The smoke can now be seen on Brazil’s Atlantic coast. This picture under, from NASA, reveals the smoke clearly seen within the Amazon area. The picture was picked up by NASA satellites August 11-13. This primary picture is from August 11.


The subsequent picture is from August 13.

Subsequent up is a map, produced by Copernicus and the EU’s Ambiance Monitoring Service, displaying the smoke spreading throughout the nation on August 20. See the total map right here. For those who go to the map and hit play,  you possibly can see the smoke forecast for the approaching days and likewise see how the smoke has unfold.



Listed here are extra particulars concerning the smoke findings. The tweet under reads: “Newest #Copernicus Ambiance Monitoring Service aerosol forecast reveals smoke from widespread fires in Amazonia reaching Atlantic coast & Sao Paolo following elevated fireplace exercise particularly in states of Amazonas & Rondonia since 1 August in GFAS information.” 

The animation under reveals the hearth growing.

In response to NASA, fires within the Amazon enhance in July and August and attain their peak in September, sometimes stopping by November.

This map from NASA under reveals fires from 2000 to as we speak. You possibly can see the fires growing through the years.


Interactive Maps Present the Fires

InfoAmazonia gives a map that reveals the fires at present burning in Brazil. The map under reveals fires within the area. The crimson dots point out fires within the final 24 hours. The yellow shading signifies intense fires. The sources on the map are from NASA.

The map reveals that Brazil’s 2019 fires are the best in seven years.

The map under reveals Rondonia and Bolivia on fireplace. Pink spots point out excessive carbon monoxide concentrations, which is an indicator of an energetic fireplace. The map is supplied by You possibly can see the total interactive map right here and an embed is under.

Information from NASA and the International Fireplace Emissions Database indicated that complete fireplace exercise within the Amazon is just under common in comparison with the final 15 years, however has been above common particularly in Amazonas and Rondonia. It’s been under common in Mato Grosso and Para, which is why the entire is under common in the mean time. Globo, nevertheless, famous that Brazilian Amazon fires had been doubled from January to August 2019 in comparison with the identical time interval in 2018, with fires burning in Rondonia up by practically 190 %.

A authorities monitoring system has mentioned that fires in Brazil are up 84 % from this identical time interval final yr, ABC 11 reported.

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