Fires in Australia

  Fires in Australia

28 October 2008

Fires in Queensland

Several parts of Queensland, Australia, were experiencing bushfires in late October 2008. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite shows scores of fires (locations marked in red) on 24 October. The largest fire was burning in the central part of Cape York Peninsula, and multiple fires burned in the area surrounding Rockhampton. Although some of these fires may be intentional brush or grass-burning fires on managed lands or private property, local fire reports indicate that several of them are wildfires that are threatening homes and closing roads.


24 October 2008

(source: earth observatory)

The high-resolution image provided above is at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters per pixel.

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