The Amazon forest fire recorded by NASA’s map is a clear sign of trouble for us

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a new order that is telecasting carbon monoxide generated in Brazil that has been commenced from August 8. The time-series map of NASA has just manifested and calculated the range of Amazon fires that have been received as of August 23 is humongous. The map shows a clear concentration of carbon monoxide at an altitude of 18,000ft. This is the biggest fire that has been growing and on record the longest one to sustain in the country.

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument collected data from the location on the Aqua satellite. The space agency’s branch has made this conscious effort to gather the records of the fire. From August 8 to August 22, each day is like a span of three days. The green parts located on the map are a symbol of the carbon monoxide spread over, which is approximately 100 parts per billion by volume. The dark red areas represent 160 parts per billion, and the yellow part is a concentration of around 120 parts per billion covered by carbon monoxide. As the days are lingering and progressing, the concentration of carbon monoxide filled in the atmosphere is traveling towards Brazil ruthlessly.

According to the statistics of NASA, carbon monoxide or rather a poisonous gas will sustain in the atmosphere for around one month, which is huge. As the gas is trapped high in the atmospheric level, it will not affect the breath of humans as far as predictable. If the pull of carbon monoxide towards the gravity is more, then the significant impact will shower directly upon the air quality that a normal human being breathes. As the trees go on burning, an equal volume of carbon monoxide is also flushed back. Deforestation is the major cause for the fire to stay for so long time, as stated by the Amazon Environmental Research Institute.

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