On 4 January 2015, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard of NASAs Aqua satellite captured the picture (upper) of a fire near the city of Adelaide in Southern Australia. The lower picture was acquired by MODIS onboard of Terra satellite on 3 January 2015 when temperatures raised to soaring 34°C. Both images show large smoke plumes drifting Northwest (top) and Southeast (bottom). The fire razed at least 26 homes, injured 28 people and left 1,000 properties without power. The fires are outlined in red.
Source: Nasa Rapid Response (Images edited and interpreted by GFMC)
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard of NASAs Aqua satellite acquired this image of the fire affecting the Western part of Australia on 04 January 2015. On top, a fire burns through National Parks and State Forest to the South of Perth. On the bottom, the fires affecting Perth Hills threatening homes and keeping a ”watch and act” alert on some areas.
Source: NASA Rapid Response. (Images edited and interpreted by GFMC)
Recent Media Reports on Fires in Australia: Note: The hyperlinks on the left side of each news are password-protected (User ID and password to enter the GFMC database are available for partners of GFMC. To obtain the ID and password, please send your query to firstname.lastname@example.org). The links on the right side (in brackets) are leading to the original news source; sometimes these news are expiring rather swiftly – a reason for the establishment of the internal GFMC database):