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Fires in New South Wales, Australia

This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite on November 7, 2002, shows numerous large fires (red dots) still burning throughout New South Wales, Australia. According to news reports, firefighters are battling the long-term drought as well as gusty winds and extreme heat in their efforts to control the blazes that are springing up throughout the territory. This image shows Sydney at the bottom of the image; the metro area appears tan amid the surrounding forested terrain.


Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Published November 7, 2002
Data acquired November 7 - 7, 2002

Source:
Terra > MODIS
Topics:
Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Drought
Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Fires
Collection:
MODIS Rapid Response