Forest Fires in Central America, 18 May 2000

Forest Fires in Central America

18 May 2000


The NOAA/AVHRR satellite images of 16 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. Extensive cloud cover over Central America prevents identification of heat signatures and smoke in the area by satellite.

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Fig.1. NESDIS/OSEI NOAA-14 AVHRR satellite image, 16 May 2000.
Heat signatures (red) are visible from a number of fires burning in the coastal areas near the Bay of Campeche.
(Source: NOAA/OSEI).

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Fig.2. NESDIS/OSEI NOAA-14 AVHRR satellite image, 16 May 2000.
Heat signatures (red) are visible from fires burning in Eastern Mexico.
(Source: NOAA/OSEI).

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Fig.3. NESDIS/OSEI NOAA-14 AVHRR satellite image, 16 May 2000.
Heat signatures (red) and smoke (light blue) are visible from numerous fires burning in Mexico’s Pacific coastal areas.
(Source: NOAA/OSEI).


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