GFMC: Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

28 Oktober 2002

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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

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These image were acquired by the Moderate-resolution
Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on 20 October 2002 (left and middle) and23October 2002 (right) showing fires burning in Australia. Resolution of all images is 2km
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Firesobserved by BIRD (Bi-spectral Infrared Detection)

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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

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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

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