Smoke over Australia, on 5, 6 and 7 October 2000 NOTE: The surface background image used here is NOT part of the TOMS aerosol index retrieval. (Source: TOMS Global Aerosol Hot Spots Page)
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology is the National Meteorological Service for Australia and provides essential meteorological services to all sectors of the Australian community.
Northern TerritoryFire Danger High throughout.
Western AustraliaFire Danger Town of Port Hedland – Extreme Shire of Roebourne – Extreme Shire of Ashburton – Very High-Extreme Shire of East Pilbara – Extreme Kimberley – Moderate – High-Extreme
Links: Australasian Fire Authorities Council The home page of the Australasian Fire Authorities Council coordinates the diverse range of activities of the different australian agencies concerned about fire. Firebreak The firebreak newsletter provides a very extensive homepage with information about fire fighting in Australia, downloadable java scripts for calculating fire weather and various links to related sites The Department of Natural Resources and Environment in Victoria The Department offers a very comprehensive web site with information on fire management. In their web site current reports are provided with statistics on the fire season. Extensive background information is included along with several links to related web sites. Satellite Remote Sensing Services Department of Land Administration (DOLA) The Satellite Remote Sensing Services (SRSS) of the Department of Land Administration provides near real time hot spot detection and burned scar mapping for western Australia. In the Firewatch project the SRSS detects hotspots throughout Western Australia using the thermal channel of the NOAA AVHRR sensor on a daily basis.