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Fires in Mexico and Central America

Fires in Mexico and Central America

Scores of fires (red dots) in southern Mexico and Central America dominate this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite on March 17, 2003. Countries shown are (north to south) Mexico, Guatemala (west) and Belize (east), El Salvador (west) and Honduras (east), and Nicaragua.

The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC