06-15 May 1998 -- GOES-8 0.65 Micron Visible
Smoke From Central American Fires

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This loop of daily (06 - 15 May 1998) GOES-8 0.65 micron visible imagery shows a widespread smoke pall over the Gulf of Mexico and the surrounding regions (note the hazy appearance of the smoke over much of the Gulf and the adjacent Gulf Coast states). This pall formed as smoke from biomass burning across southern Mexico and parts of Central America drifted northward and northeastward a period of several days.

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