Fires across Australian East Coast
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Dozens of fires were detected across eastern Australia on September 11, 2003, by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite. In this image, active fire detections have been marked with red dots. The most intense fires are burning in the Great Dividing Range Mountains, which stretch along the eastern margin of Australia.