Fires and smoke across Central America

Fires and smoke across Central America
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Southern Mexico (left and center), Guatemala (below center), El Salvador (bottom center), Honduras (lower right), and Nicaragua (lower right corner) are blanketed with smoke from hundreds of fires (marked with red dots) burning in the region on PAril 28, 2003. These fires have been burning off and on for two months, periodically sending smoke northward across the Gulf of Mexico toward the southern U.S.

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  • Data Date:

    April 28, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    April 28, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration