Burn scars in Southeastern Australia and Tasmania

Burn scars in Southeastern Australia and Tasmania
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This false-color image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on March 6, 2003, shows the enormous burn scars left behind by the past two months devastating bushfires in southeast Australia. In the false-color image, the burned areas are obvious—bright reddish brown against green vegetation. Red dots mark the location of active fires.

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  • Data Date:

    March 6, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    March 6, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration