Forest Fires in Central America, 11 May 2000

Forest Fires in Central America

11 May 2000


The NOAA/AVHRR 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 NOAA-14 AVHRR satellite image, 9 May 2000.
Heat signatures (red) and smoke (light blue) are visible from numerous fires burning in Guatemala and Mexico. Additional fires may be burning under the heavy cloud layers.
(Source: NOAA/OSEI).

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Fig.2. NESDIS/OSEI NOAA-14 AVHRR satellite image, 9 May 2000.
Heat signatures (red) and smoke (light blue) are visible from numerous fires burning in Honduras and Nicaragua. Additional fires may be burning under the heavy cloud layers.
(Source: NOAA/OSEI).

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Fig.3. NESDIS/OSEI NOAA-14 AVHRR satellite image, 9 May 2000.
Heat signatures (red) are visible from fires burning along Mexico’s Gulf coast. Additional fires may be burning beneath the heavy cloud cover.
(Source: NOAA/OSEI).


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