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Fires in Mexico and Central America

Fires in Mexico and Central America

On March 20, 2003, fires in southern Mexico and Central America continued to billow a cloud of smoke out over the Gulf of Mexico. In this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image, fires have been marked in red, with the highest density occurring in northern Guatemala.

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