Operational Significant Event Imagery (OSEI)
The following significant events were identified by Satellite Analysis Branch meteorologists and reviewed by the OSEI support team of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
NESDIS/OSEI NOAA-14 POES AVHRR LAC satellite images,
Heat signatures (red) and smoke (light blue haze) are visible from fires burning in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.
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Forest fires and land-use fires in Viet Nam, including the fire disaster zone in U Minh Thuong National Park, acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on 16 April 2002.
Thick smoke cloud can be seen over Mexico.
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For further information on Fires in Central America: see contribution in International Forest Fire News (IFFN) : Mexico and Cuba.