GFMC: Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

Fires in Australia 

14 March 2003

Latest Satellite Image  from Australia:


ForestFire in Southwest Australia
A forest fire near the south coast town of Walpole, Australia, is being reportedas one of the largest in memory. This ModerateResolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from 11 March  2003,shows the active fire marked with a red outline. According to media reports thefire is not currently threatening any homes, but the prodigious amount of smokeis hampering visibility on roadways and reducing air quality. A false-colorimage of the same scene reveals burn scars from other fires to the east inbright red against surrounding vegetation.

Source: NASA/ EO

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