Fig.1. Fire Weather Index for the
Pacific Region for 2 February 2002.
(Source: ECPCFire 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 1 February 2002 shows7 controlled fires. The locations of these fires are displayed in the statewide fire situation map below.
Fig.2. Statewide Fire Situation Map of Victoria, 1 February 2002
(for legend of symbols see: National Resources and Environment)
ModisLand Rapid Response System
Fig.3. These images were acquired by the Moderate-resolution
Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on 31 January 2002
are showing fires burning in Australia. 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 – 30 January 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 and Barkly Districts. Western Australia CENTRAL WEST Extreme LOWER WEST Very High to Extreme CENTRAL WHEATBELT Very High to Extreme GREAT SOUTHERN High SOUTHWEST High SOUTH COASTAL High TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Very High SHIRE OF ROEBOURNE Very High SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Very High SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA High KIMBERLEY Moderate to High