Smoke over the Gulf of Mexico

Smoke over the Gulf of Mexico
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On May 9, 2003, smoke from scores of fires burning across southern Mexico and Central America spreads northward over the Gulf of Mexico (center) and the southern U.S. The fires, detected by MODIS and marked with red dots, have been burning for several months.

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  • Data Date:

    May 9, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    May 12, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration