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Smoke Over Isthmus of Tehuantepec – May 20th, 2013

17.0N 95.6W

May 20th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Mexico – May 19th, 2013

Fires across southern Mexico continue to blaze, creating a thick cloud of smoke over the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and the Yucatán Peninsula that also is blowing northward over the Gulf of Mexico. Red markers show the positions of individual fires through the veil of smoke.

Fires in Southern Mexico – May 18th, 2013

17.8N 95.2W

May 19th, 2013 Category: Fires

Mexico – May 18th, 2013

Fires continue to blaze across southern Mexico and the Yucatán Peninsula. Here, winds blow the smoke northwards over the Gulf of Mexico. The locations of individual fires are indicated by red markers, which can be seen scattered amidst the smoky veil covering much of the land.

Mexico Still Enveloped in Smoke

16.6N 94.7W

May 10th, 2013 Category: Fires

Mexico – May 9th, 2013

Strong winds continue to blow smoke from wildfires in southern Mexico over much of the country, the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Due to the time of year, the fires were likely set by farmer in order to clear land for planting.

Thick Haze Over Mexico Due to Smoke from Fires – May 9th, 2013

16.1N 96.3W

May 9th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Mexico – May 8th, 2013

Haze from hundreds of wildfires blazing across southern Mexico, particularly along the country’s southern shoreline, contribute to a thick cloud of smoke that hangs over the region. Here, strong winds also blow a grey plume of smoke offshore, due southwest over the Pacific Ocean, and a cloud of smoke to the north as well, over the Gulf of Mexico. The silvery color near the bottom left edge, however, is due to sun glint.

Agricultural Fires Produce Cover Mexico in Thick Smoke – May 8th, 2013

16.4N 97W

May 8th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Mexico – May 7th, 2013

Hundreds of wildfires along the southern coast of Mexico create a thick cloud of smoke that hangs over the region. The location, widespread nature, and number of fires suggest that these fires were deliberately set to manage land, as does the time of year: in Mexico, the agricultural burning season usually occurs from March through May. Farmers often use fire to return nutrients to the soil and to clear the ground of unwanted plants. While fire helps enhance crops and grasses for pasture, the fires also produce smoke that degrades air quality.

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