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Dust storm and fires in Eastern Australia

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite captured this view of a large dust storm (image center) blowing across eastern Australia on October 23, 2002. Scattered fires (red dots) are visible as well.


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

Published October 24, 2002
Data acquired October 23 - 23, 2002

Source:
Terra > MODIS
Topics:
Atmosphere > Aerosols > Dust/Ash
Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Fires
Collection:
MODIS Rapid Response