Dust plume off Australia East Coast

Dust plume off Australia East Coast
  • Credit:

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

Fires continue to burn in New South Wales on October 23, 2002. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on the Terra satellite, and shows active fire detections marked with red dots. At the top and right side of the image, a large dust plume reaches out over Coral and Tasman Seas. The plume is coming from a dust storm in central Australia.

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  • Data Date:

    October 23, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    October 24, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration