GFMC: Forest Fires in Central America, 29 June  2001

Forest Fires in Central Americaand Mexico

29 June 2001

Operational Significant Event Imagery (OSEI)
The following significant events were identified by Satellite Analysis Branch meteorologists and reviewed by the OSEI support team:

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NESDIS/OSEI NOAA-14 POES AVHRR satellite image, 27 June 2001.
Heat signatures (red) are visible from fires burning along the west coast of Mexico.
Also visible are some afternoon thunderstorms.

An analysisof the total fire situation in Central America in 1998 “Incendios forestales y agrícolas en Céntroamerica” is provided by the “Central American Protected Areas System” (CAPAS). Fire maps of 1998 are available from the “Programa Frontera Agricola”.

For more information on forest and other wildland fires in México: see IFFN reports on Mexico and the recent Mexican Wildfire statistics extract.

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