Fires and Smoke in Mexico and Guatemala
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Fires and Smoke in Mexico and Guatemala

April 18, 2013
On April 10, 2005, scores of fires in southern Mexico and northern Guatemala were billowing smoke that spread northward over the Gulf of Mexico. This image of the region was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. Active fire locations have been marked with red dots. A high concentration of fires runs in a rough line between northwestern Guatemala and the Laguna de Terminos (image center), on the southern coast of Mexico’s Campeche state. Gray smoke spreads northward over the Gulf. Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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