Fires and smoke across Central America

Fires and smoke across Central America
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Fires continue to rage across southern Mexico (left), the Yucatan Peninsula (center), and Central America, especially Guatemala (south of Mexico.) The fires have been burning off and on for over a month, periodically sending a river of smoke northward across the Gulf of Mexico toward Cuba and the southern United States. This image of the fires (red dots) was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite on April 18, 2003.

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  • Data Date:

    April 18, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    April 19, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
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