Fires and smoke in Yucatan Peninsula

Fires and smoke in Yucatan Peninsula
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image of the Yucatan Peninsula in southern Mexico shows widespread biomass burning (red dots) and smoke across southern Mexico and Central America at the time of the Terra satellite overpass on March 18, 2003. Smoke is stretching out over the Gulf of Mexico and even reached the southern tip of the Florida (see related event imagery).

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  • Data Date:

    March 18, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    March 18, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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