Fire in Western Australia

Fire in Western Australia

On August 19, 2012, thick smoke streamed from a fire in Western Australia near Lake Gregory when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this image. Red outlines indicate hot spots where MODIS detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with the fire. MODIS first observed the blaze, likely a prescribed burn, on August 18. The fire appeared to be extinguished by August 20.

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  • Data Date:

    August 19, 2012
  • Visualization Date:

    August 21, 2012
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration