GFMC: Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

08 January 2003

Latest Satellite Image  from Australia

Heat signatures (red) are visiblefrom fires burning in  parts of southeast Queensland (Australia) in thisMODIS (ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) image from 08 January 2003.Some of the red area visible may be due to solar heating of the ground surface.The region has suffered from severe drought conditions over past few month.


Australia´s fire seasons

Actual Fire Situation Maps,Victoria

An actual fire situation map can be found directly at:

For more information (Please note this is for MEDIA INQUIRIESONLY):
Duty Media Officer 02 9898 1855

Source: NSW Rural FireService

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)

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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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