Bushfires Raging in Southeast Australia
acquired March 6, 2003 download large image (2 MB, JPEG, 3400x2200)

This pair of true- and false-color images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on March 6, 2003, shows the enormous burn scars left behind by the past two months’ devastating bushfires in southeast Australia. In the true-color image on the left, healthy vegetation appears deep green and burned areas are subtly browner. In the false-color image on the right, the burned areas are more obvious—bright reddish brown against green vegetation. Red dots mark the location of active fires.

The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS? maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.

Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC

Instrument(s): 
Terra - MODIS

Bushfires Raging in Southeast Australia

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