GFMC: Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

24 Oktober 2002

Latest Satellite Image:

Heat signatures (red) and smoke(light green haze) are visible from fires burning in Australia in these MODIS(Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) images.
Source: OSEI

ModisLand Rapid Response System

click here to enlarge (114 KB) click here to enlarge (114 KB) click here to enlarge (114 KB) click here to enlarge (114 KB)

These image were acquired by the Moderate-resolution
Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on 19 October 2002 (above) and 20October 2002 (below)
showing fires burning in Australia. Resolution of all images is 2km exceptleft image above.
For details see:
and image search support at:

Firesobserved by BIRD (Bi-spectral Infrared Detection)

click here to enlarge (21 KB)

Fragment of a BIRD scene of fire fronts West of Sydney, NSW, depicted on20 October 2002.

For a detailed description of the olour code for energyrelease used, please refer to: DLR Micro-Satellite BIRD Mission – Hot Spot Detection Results.
Source: German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt -DLR);BIRD website:

Fire Weather Forecast for the Pacific Region

click here to enlarge (21 KB)

Fire Weather Index for the
Pacific Region for tomorrow.
(Source: ECPCFire Weather Index Forecast)

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

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
WP-Backgrounds Lite by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann 1010 Wien