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Wildfires near Sydney, Australia

Bush fires surrounding Sydney continue to burn feverishly, and vast smoke plumes ascend from the southeastern coastline of Australia and extend out over the Tasman Sea. This true-color image from NASA's Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) was made from data collected on January 5, 2002. More than a dozen active fires are burning in the region, as indicated by the thick plumes of greyish smoke streaming southeastward.


Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Published January 5, 2002
Data acquired January 5, 2002

Source:
Terra > MODIS
Topic:
Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Biomass Burning