Fire in Porongurup National Park, WesternAustralia
14 February 2007
Smoke blows almost due east from a devastating bushfire that has ravagednearly all the terrain of a small national park in the southern part of WesternAustralia. This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution ImagingSpectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASAs Terra satellite on 12 February, 2007. The location where MODIS detected activelyburning fire is outlined in red. Porongurup National Parka small park thatencompasses an ancient mountain range and, despite its small size, is home to 10species of plants found no where else in the worldis almost completely hiddenby smoke in this scene. The dramatic contrast between the areas native,protected vegetation and areas that humans have converted to crop and pastureland is clear in this image. Stirling Range National Park is the largestpreserved area in the image.
12 February 2007
The large image provided above has a spatial resolution (level of detail) of250 meters per pixel.