GFMC: Bush and Forest Fires in Australia, 9 October  2000

Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

9 October 2000

A new TOMS Global Aerosol Hot Spots Page provides screened close-ups of regions with active fires and smoke emissions.

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5 October 2000

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6 October 2000

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7 October 2000

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 Territory Fire Danger
High throughout.

Western Australia Fire 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

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.
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.

For more informations on Australia go to the IFFN country files.

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