Fires in Mexico and Central America

Fires in Mexico and Central America

On March 20, 2003, fires in southern Mexico and Central America continued to billow a cloud of smoke out over the Gulf of Mexico. In this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image, fires have been marked in red, with the highest density occurring in northern Guatemala.

The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS? maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.

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  • Data Date:

    March 20, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    March 21, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration