Fires in Central America

Fires in Central America

14 April 2004

The following MODIS scenes show fires burning in Central America on 13 April 2004. All images are from Aqua Satellite.



Costa Rica


(Image courtesy MODIS, prepared by the
Mesoamerican Monitoring and Visualization System (SIAM)

Biomass burning in Southern Mexico
Through patchy clouds, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite got a peek at the progressing biomass burning season in southern Mexico and northern Central America on April 11, 2004. Actively burning fires detected by MODIS are marked in orange in this scene, which centers on the southern Gulf of Mexico (center top) and the Yucatan Peninsula (right). (Source: Earth Observatory)

(based on data from the MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC)

For additional information on the Region see Country Archive for:

Central America and Mexico



South America


As well as the Regional Mesoamerica Wildland Fire Network

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