Fires in Central America

Fires in Central America
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This image shows smoke and fires (red pixels) observed by the Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Terra satellite. Possibly hundreds of small fires are scattered across Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

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  • Data Date:

    May 2, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    May 3, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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