Fires in Mexico and Central America

Fires in Mexico and Central America
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Fires (red dots) in Mexico and Guatemala are spreading thick smoke over the region and northward over the Gulf of Mexico. This image of the fires was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on April 17, 2003.

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  • Data Date:

    April 17, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    April 18, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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