Biomass Burning in Eastern Australia
Australia has suffered through one of the most severe droughts in its recorded history over the past few months. Compounded by a strong El Ni¤o, the dry season has resulted in major crop losses and widespread wildfires across the continent. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image of eastern Australia shows active fires (red dots) burning on January 7, 2003.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.