Fig.1. Fire Weather Index for the
Pacific Region for 9 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, 8 February 2002
(for legend of symbols see: National Resources and Environment)
ModisLand Rapid Response System
Fig.3. This image was acquired by the Moderate-resolution
Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on 7 February 2002
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 – 4 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 Very high in the Barkly District, and high in the Alice Springs District. Western Australia CENTRAL WEST Very High to Extreme LOWER WEST Very High CENTRAL WHEATBELT High to Very High GREAT SOUTHERN High SOUTHWEST High to Very High SOUTH COASTAL High to Very High TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND High SHIRE OF ROEBOURNE High SHIRE OF ASHBURTON High SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Low to Moderate KIMBERLEY Fire season finished