Fires in northern Australia

Fires in northern Australia
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

A straight line of fires (marked with red dots) in Australia’s “Top End” is probably the result of aerial burning, where prescribed fires are set using incendiaries dropped from aircraft. Scattered fires are spread throughout the region in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite on June 19, 2003.

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  • Data Date:

    June 19, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    June 19, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration