GFMC: Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

25 January 2002


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 25 January 2002 shows 6 controlled fires. The locations of these fires are displayed in the statewide fire situation map below.

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Fig.2. Statewide Fire Situation Map of Victoria, 25 January 2002
(for legend of symbols see: National Resources and Environment)

 

ModisLand Rapid Response System

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Fig.3. These images were acquired by the Moderate-resolution 
Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on 24 January  and 
25 January 2002 (right) are showing fires burning in Australia. For details see: 
http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/products_rr.html 
and image search support at:
http://www.uni-freiburg.de/fireglobe/current/MODIS.htm 
(For earlier satellite images: see Australia fire updates of 30 
December 2001 – 21 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:
http://www.theage.com.au/flash/special/firemap.html

 

CSA RADARSAT-1 Disaster Watch 

CSA RADARSAT-1 Disaster Watch offers the following scenes covering the Australia fires:

  •  02 Jan 02 08:36:29 UTC; S1; cycle 93 orbit 184.89987 duration 0.00900; OBR -GSS orbit 186.3128)

  •  03 Jan 02 19:21:21 UTC; S2; cycle 93 orbit 205.59160 duration 0.00900; OBR -GSS orbit 207.0713)

  •  05 Jan 02 08:48:54 UTC; F3N-16; cycle 93 orbit 227.89808 duration 0.00910; OBR -GSS orbit 229.3107)

  •  07 Jan 02 19:04:47 UTC; F4; cycle 93 orbit 262.59390 duration 0.00883; OBR -GSS orbit 264.00652)

  • 17 Jan 2002 19:13:30 UTC; S3-16; cycle 94 orbit 62.59712 duration 0.00996; OBR -GSS orbit 65.0656)

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 and Barkly Districts. Western Australia CENTRAL WEST Very High  LOWER WEST High toVery 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

 

Latest News on Forest Fires in Australia:  

 

For more information on Australia see the IFFN country notes and have a look at the Australian and New Zealand links.
For background Information see also: Recent Media Highlights on Fire, Policies, and Politics


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