GFMC: Forest Fires in Central America, 4 July 2001

Forest Fires in Central Americaand Mexico

4 July 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, 2 July 2001.
Heat signatures (red) and smoke (light blue haze) are visible from fires burning along the west coast of Mexico.
(Note: the green line and spots are due to the edge of the satellite orbit)

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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