This GOES-8 0.65 micron visible imagery shows a widespread smoke pall over the Gulf of Mexico. This pall formed as smoke plumes from biomass burning across southern Mexico and parts of Central America drifted northward and collected over a period of days. The areal extent of smoke coverage shown above is much greater compared to that observed in mid-February.
AVHRR 3.8 micron IR image | GOES-8 multispectral image
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