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Images from a NASA satellite show the quickly increasing levels of carbon monoxide in atmosphere from the Amazon fires

NASA Carbon Monoxide from Brazil Fires

  • Technology aboard NASA satellite Aqua captured images of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere associated with wildfires burning through the Amazon rainforest for the past few weeks.
  • NASA collected new data from their Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument, measuring levels of carbon monoxide at an altitude of 18,000 feet (5,500 meters) from August 8 to 22.
  • An animation of the data demonstrates the spread of carbon monoxide, indicated by colors green, yellow, and dark red to represent the concentration of the gas by parts per billion by volume (ppvb).
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