Fig.1. Fire Weather Index for the
Pacific Region for 22 January 2002.
(Source: ECPC Fire Weather Index Forecast)
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is responsible for the management of fire prevention and suppression on public lands in Victoria. The last updated bushfire statistic of 21 January 2002 shows 22 controlled fires. The locations of these fires are displayed in the statewide fire situation map below.
Fig.2. Statewide Fire Situation Map of Victoria, 21 January 2002
(for legend of symbols see: National Resources and Environment)
ModisLand Rapid Response System
Fig.3. These image was acquired by the Moderate-resolution
Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on 21 January 2002
and shows fires burning North of Sydney. For details see:
and image search support at: https://gfmc.online/fireglobe/current/MODIS.htm
(For earlier satellite images: see Australia fire updates of 30
December 2001 – 17 February 2002)
The Age Company
An animated map “The trail of Destruction” generated by The Age Company (2001) shows the development of fires starting on Boxing Day 2001:
CSA RADARSAT-1 Disaster Watch
CSA RADARSAT-1 Disaster Watch offers the following scenes covering the Australia fires:
For more information see: http://www.uni-freiburg.de/fireglobe/emergency/radarsat.htm
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology is the National Meteorological Service for Australia and provides essential meteorological services to all sectors of the Australian community.
Fire danger: Northern Territory High in the Alice Springs District. Western Australia CENTRAL WEST High LOWER WEST High CENTRAL WHEATBELT High GREAT SOUTHERN High SOUTHWEST High SOUTH COASTAL High TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND High SHIRE OF ROEBOURNE High SHIRE OF ASHBURTON High SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA High KIMBERLEY Moderate toHigh
Daily updated archive of fire news and reports, starting 26 December 2001(published by The Sydney Morning Herald):
For regular fire update information: See Website of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service: http://www.bushfire.nsw.gov.au/main.htm
The Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) has offered assistance to liaise Australian fire authorities with Global Emergency Response and the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations (EMERCOM). Russia offers the services of the Ilyushin 76, the largest water bomber currently available (42,000 litre tank), for international use. The NSW fire authorities have been notified by the offer.
For more information on Global Emergency Response see
http://www.uni-freiburg.de/fireglobe/emergency/contacts.htm and click on Global Emergency Response.