Forest Fires in Central America, 9 May 2000

Forest Fires in Central America

9 May 2000

The GOES satellite images of 8 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, 8 May 2000.
Smoke (tan) from numerous fires burning in Central America can be seen streaming northward into the Gulf of Mexico.
(Source: NOAA/OSEI).

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