Fires in Australia

 Fires inAustralia

6 July 2005


Latest satellite scenes from fires burning in Northern Territory:

Several large fires and many scattered smaller ones were burning in NorthernTerritory, Australia, on 6 July 2005. This image of the fires (actively burningareas marked in red) shows the area imaged by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.


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AQUA
6 July 2005
4:50 hrs UTC
(Image courtesy MODIS)

Large-scale fires (dark brown terrain shows what has burned) are not uncommonfor the tropical savannas and woodlands of northern Australia for this time ofyear, at the beginning of the dry season. Sometimes the fires occur naturallythrough lightning strikes, and sometimes they are intentional, land managementburns.

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