Fires and smoke in Southeast Australia

Fires and smoke in Southeast Australia
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Fires in southeast Australia continue their apparent march toward the coast on February 7, 2003. This pair of true- and false-color images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite show active fire fronts marked in red in both images. In the true-color scene, smoke fills the skies, while the false-color image analysis minimizes smoke and enhances the 2-million-plus-acre burn scar, which is deep red against bright green vegetation.

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  • Data Date:

    February 7, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    February 7, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration