Forest Fires in Central America, 4 April 2000

Forest Fires in Central America

4 April 2000

The NOAA AVHRR satellite imagery of 3 April 2000 reflects the overall fire situation as it was highlighted in the report from Honduras (displayed on this website on 31 March 2000). The image shows active fires burning in Yucatan (México) and Guatelama, Honduras and Nicaragua. The majority of fires are land-use fires in the lowlands, but also in the mountain zone of Guatemala and Nicaragua.
For a details on the situation in Honduras: See report of 31 March 2000.

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Fig.1. GOES-8 satellite multichannel color composite, 3 April 2000: Smoke from numerous fires burning in Guatemala and Mexico can be seen over the water as well as smoke plumes from individual fires in the northern part of the Yucatan.(Source: NOAA/OSEI).

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Fig.2. GOES-8 satellite multichannel color composite, 3 April 2000: Heat signatures (dark red) can be seen from individual fires burning in Mexico and Guatemala. (Source: NOAA/OSEI).

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