Fires in Tasmania

Fires in Australia

23 March 2007

Fires in Tasmania

On 21 March 2007, the Moderate Resolution ImagingSpectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of northwestern Tasmania (southeast of Australia)showing a cluster of fires (marked in red). According to reports from theTasmania Fire Service, fires in the area were triggered by lightning in Februaryand continued to burn over the next month. The area is a natural recreation area,near Cradle Mountain, and various trails were closed off and on as a safetyprecaution.

21 March 2007

The large image provided above has a spatial resolution (level of detail) of250 meters per pixel.

(source: EarthObservatory)

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