Amazon Delta - Brazil
The Landsat image above shows a satellite view of the Amazon
River delta in the Brazilian states of Para and Maranhao in 1991. The city
of Belem is ~150 km to the west. Red areas show tropical forest. Deforested
areas are clearly visible as lighter colored dendritic patterns radiating
outward from access roads. Rice, cotton and coffee are grown in this area.
The light blue areas at the top of the image show turbid river outflow carrying
suspended sediment into the Atlantic Ocean.
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