Novo Progresso Deforestation Soccer Field Comparison

  • Released Monday, April 19th, 2021
  • Updated Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at 12:17AM
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Animation begins with a stylized bright green soccer field. Soccer fields then fall into place over a recently deforested field showing the estimated size of the newly cleared field. The camera then pulls back to reveal all the recently deforested areas (shown in bright green) around Novo Progresso from 2017 to 2018.

The Amazon has undergone major transformations throughout the past three decades (1985 - 2018). Working closely with their Brazilian counterparts, NASA scientists have mapped the entire country of Brazil to show different kinds of land use throughout the country. This new data is based on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM).

As part of this research, we look closely at the town of Novo Progresso and try to give the viewer a sense of this area's size by comparing the deforested areas to the relative size of a soccer field.

Same animation as above, except in the end it shows all the deforestation that occured between 1985 to 2018 in bright green.



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