Fires in Australia

  Fires in Australia

7 November 2008

Fires in Queensland

Scorching temperatures and dry conditions kept fire danger high across Queensland in early November 2008. This image of the central part of the state was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board NASA’s Aqua satellite on 6 November 2008, and it shows places where the sensor detected active fires outlined in red. Beneath a scattering of small clouds, the landscape varies between shades of tan (grassland) and deep green (forest and woodlands). The more tree-covered areas are generally mountainous areas, and many of them were experiencing fires.

6 November 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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