Fires in Domican Republic

Fires in Dominican Republic –

Pico Duarte, José del Carmen Ariza National Park

25 March 2005


24 March 2005
Terra Satellite

The fires in Dominican Republic are still burning on 24 March 2005. The scene provided here is a 250 m resolution close-up. Source: MODIS

Fires on Hispaniola
A thick pall of smoke hung over several thousand square kilometers in the Central Mountains of the Dominican Republic on March 24, 2005, when this image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. Even through the smoke, MODIS detected several actively burning fires (red dots). March is typically a dry month for the island of Hispaniola, which is home to Haiti as well. As of March 25, the cause of the fires, which began in a national park near Pico Duarte, the island’s highest peak, had not been reported.

NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the MODIS Rapid Response team.

25 March 2005
Terra Satellite

The fires in Dominican Republic are still burning on 25 March 2005. The scene provided here is a 250 m resolution close-up. Source: MODIS

Ginnies Headlines for Thursday, 24 March 2005
Cordillera Central fire remains out of control in 12 places – the strong winds of Wednesday increased the fire risk. So far 5000 hectares have been affected.Published by: DRSol, 24 March 2005

The MODIS scene of 25 March is showing increased fire activity again.

For further information please see: GFMC Update on the Dominican Republic of 24 March 2005 and 18 March 2005


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