Fires in Australia

Fires in Australia

12 January 2008

Fires in Fitzgerald River National Park, Australia

Lightning-triggered bushfires in southern Western Australia had been burning for several days when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured these images of the region on 11 January 2008. The left-hand image shows the area in photo-like natural color, while the right-hand image has been enhanced with MODIS’ observations of shortwave- and near-infrared light. In that image, the burned areas stand out as brick red against the unburned vegetation (bright green). According to news reports, the fire in the Fitzgerald River National Park had scorched about 25,000 hectares (61,776 acres), while the fire in the Jibadji Nature Reserve had burned more than 50,000 hectares (123,552 acres).

11 January 2008

The large images provided above have a spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters per pixel.

(source: earth observatory)

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