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NASA satellite data provides rapid analysis of Amazon deforestation

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Building on the results of this study, Brazil's INPE has developed a near or almost real time monitoring application for deforestation detection known as the DETER system.

While this study highlights the challenges of monitoring deforestation and the use of MODIS data in the Amazon, it also shows that similar MODIS analyses could form the basis for a wide array of regional studies in a highly-automated fashion, with both scientific and decision-making utility.


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Source:NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center--EOS Project Science Office


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