Forest Fires in Central America, 8 May 2000

Forest Fires in Central America

8 May 2000

The GOES satellite images of 5 May 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 can be seen from fires burning in several countries of Central America. Some fires may be obsured by the cloud cover.

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Fig.1. NESDIS/OSEI GOES-8 satellite image, 5 May 2000.
Smoke from the fires in Guatemala and Mexico is streaming northward into the Gulf of Mexico.
(Source: NOAA/OSEI).

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Fig.2. NESDIS/OSEI GOES-8 satellite image, 5 May 2000.
The larger heat signatures that can be detected by the 4 km resolution of GOES-8 channel 2 are depicted as bright white spots in this inverse image.
(Source: NOAA/OSEI).

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