Fires along the coast of Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Australia

Fires along the coast of Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Australia
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This MODIS image of the coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia shows fires as red dots superimposed on a surface reflectance product. MODIS has thermal detectors uniquely designed to detect fires as hot as 500K without saturating. Also visible along the coast are phytoplankton, which show up as blue-green swirls.

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  • Data Date:

    May 18, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    May 18, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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