Fires in Northwest Australia

Fires in Northwest Australia
  • Credit:

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

The Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra satellite, observed more than a dozen wildfires (red pixels) burning in Northern Australia. This true-color scene was acquired on April 2, 2002.

Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of this scene at the sensor's fullest resolution, visit the MODIS Rapidfire site.

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  • Data Date:

    April 2, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 2, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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