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An intense bushfire in and around Grampians National Park in western Victoria burned 43,000 hectares (106,000 acres) by January 18, 2014. The fire was burning just west of Halls Gap in Mount Difficult Range. This natural-color satellite image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite on January 17. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red.
NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using data from the Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE). Caption by Adam Voiland
References & Resources
- Australian Broadcasting Company (2014, January 18) Bushfires: Fire in Grampians, Victoria, still out of control; 12 homes lost in South Australia. Accessed January 17, 2014.
- Country Fire Authority (2014, January 17) Public Information Map: Grampians. Accessed January 17, 2014.
- Radio Australia (2014, January 17) Grampians bushfire creating its own weather as more than 100 bushfires rage across south-east Australia. Accessed January 17, 2014.
The Age (2014, January 17) Grampians fire conditions the worst since Black Saturday. Accessed January 17, 2014.