Fire in Western Australia
acquired August 19, 2012 download large image (352 KB, JPEG, 1800x1400)
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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.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response. Caption by Adam Voiland.

Instrument(s): 
Terra - MODIS

Fire in Western Australia

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