Scattered fires were burning in western Argentina (center) on November 19, 2003. The dry, rugged Andes Mountains to the left of image center give way to a vast plain, which is extensively used for agriculture. This image and active fire detections (marked in red) were captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite.
The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.
Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC