Bolivia: Dual Satellite Images of Mamoré River and the Laguna Concepción on 31 Oct, 2007 and 16 Mar, 2008

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Images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite from March 16, 2008 (top), and October 31, 2007 (bottom). NASA images courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.
The influx of water paints the top image black. Water, blue to black in these false-color images, fills the wetlands around the Mamoré River and the Laguna Concepción. Traces of black surround the parts of the Itenez River that is visible through the clouds, hinting at the flooding forecast. A bank of clouds covers the landscape in the north. In this type of false color image, made with both infrared and visible light, clouds are pale blue and white. Plant-covered land is bright green, and bare earth is tan. Red dots in the lower image mark fires, and newly burned land is brick red.