Forest Fires in Central America, 24 April 2000

Forest Fires in Central America

24 April 2000


The GOES-8 satellite images of 20 and 21 April 2000 reflect the overall fire situation in Central America as it was highlighted in the GFMC reports during the last weeks (starting with the Honduras fire report on 31 March 2000). Heat signatures and smoke can be seen from the larger fires burning in Central America.

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Fig.1. NESDIS/OSEI GOES-8 satellite image,  20 April 2000.
Heat signatures (dark red spots) can be seen from fires burning in Guatemala and the Yucatan. Heavy smoke (light red/pink) is also visible over the Gulf of Mexico from the large fires in Guatemala.
(Source: NOAA/OSEI).

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Fig.2. NESDIS/OSEI GOES-8 satellite image,  20 April 2000.
Heavy dense smoke ( light yellow) can be seen streaming from the area of the fires burning in northern Guatemala out into the Gulf of Mexico.
(Source: NOAA/OSEI).

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Fig.3. NESDIS/OSEI GOES-8 satellite image,  21 April 2000.
Heat signatures from fires burning in Central America are seen as bright white spots in this inverse image of the GOES-8 channel 2 image.
(Source: NOAA/OSEI).

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Fig.4. NESDIS/OSEI GOES-8 satellite image,  21 April 2000.
Heavy dense smoke ( light yellow) from the fires burning in Central American can be seen over the Gulf of Mexico and off the Pacific Coast.
(Source: NOAA/OSEI).


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