Fires, smoke, and burn scars in Southeast Australia
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.