GFMC: Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

 Fires in Australia

15 November 2004

Fires in Queensland

 In eastern Australia, in the Queensland Territory, dozens of fires were burningon November 14, 2004, when the Aqua satellite passed overhead and allowed the Moderate Resolution ImagingSpectroradiometer (MODIS) to capture this image. Areas where MODIS detected active fires are marked inred. Halfway down the coastline (right center) is Fraser Island, whichterminates in Sandy Cape. A similar, but smaller coastline appendage occurs nearbottom right, offshore of the city of Brisbane, which has a gray-tan appearancecompared to the surrounding light green vegetation. Several smoky fires areburning northwest of the city.

NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtainedfrom the MODIS Rapid Response team.

Further Information on the Fire Situation in Australia:

Near-Real Time Wildland Fire Monitoring  Current weather situation, forecasts, fireweather Actual fire Situation Tasmania Actual Fire Situation Maps, Tasmania More Information on Australian Fires IFFN country notes Further Information Australian and New Zealand links. Background information Recent Media Highlights on Fire, Policies, and Politics

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