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Smoke Over Términos Lagoon and Bay of Campeche, Mexico

18.6N 91.5W

May 20th, 2013 Category: Fires

Mexico – May 21st, 2013

Smoke from fires blazing in southern Mexico blows over the Términos Lagoon, at the base of the Yucatán Peninsula, and across the Bay of Campeche and Gulf of Mexico. The location, widespread nature, and number of fires suggest that they were deliberately set to manage land.

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.

Hundreds of Fires by Base of Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

18.4N 90.8W

May 1st, 2013 Category: Fires

Mexico – April 30th, 2013

The smoky haze is this image is created by hundreds of wildfires across the Yucatán Peninsula and around its base. Throughout the month of April such a haze has been visible over the region, also blowing over the Gulf of Mexico and to neighboring US territories such as Texas, causing air quality issues.

Smoke Over Southeastern Mexico

15.7N 92.8W

April 26th, 2013 Category: Fires

Mexico – April 25th, 2013

Smoke from fires in southeastern Mexico hangs in the air over the region, amidst dotted popcorn clouds. Smoke is an important hazard of fires, and is a prime cause of respiratory illness in humans as well as livestock in heavily burned areas. It can also affect health far from the source, as it is carried by winds.

Here, the smoke can be seen spreading southward over the Pacific Ocean. However, in mid-April smoke from southern Mexico fires was reported over the Gulf of Mexico and northward up to the Mexico-Texas border, with several air quality monitoring stations along the border reported unhealthy concentrations.