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Spurred by La Niña rains, the thick vegetation shown in these images is now providing fuel for an intense grass fire season in Australia.


NASA Earth Observatory image created by Jesse Allen, using data provided by the United State Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Service and processed by Jennifer Small and Assaf Anyamba, NASA GIMMS Group at Goddard Space Flight Center and the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) Global Agricultural Monitoring Project (GLAM) Project.

Published October 7, 2011
Data acquired September 1 - 30, 2011

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NOAA-18 POES - AVHRR