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The Building Blocks of Brazil

April 30, 2016

Brazil is known for lush expanses of rainforests and other vegetated areas, however, closer inspection reveals the signature of man - clear cut forests in square patterns across the landscape. These areas have both a different thermal signature and visible color to the surrounding areas, and so they appear as vividly different colors in this thermal and visible RGB imagery. This particular image was created using SVI bands 1, 2 and 3 on April 30, 2016, from an area just east of the Pantanal Wetlands.