SeaWiFS Images Fires on Yucatan Peninsula

SeaWiFS Images Fires on Yucatan Peninsula
  • Credit:

    Image provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

This image from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) shows dense smoke from fires in the Yucatan peninsula on April 24, 2000. In the El Niño year of 1998 fires in the region emitted enough smoke to cause authorities in Texas to issue air quality warnings.

For more information, see:
SeaWiFS Project Home Page
Global Fire Monitoring
4km2 TRMM Fire Data

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  • Visualization Date:

    May 2, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration