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Fires on Cape York Peninsula Australia
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Fires on Cape York Peninsula, Australia

February 11, 2013
On the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia, numerous active fires (red dots) continue to blacken the landscape. A long, fierce drought, likely brought on by El Ni�o, has been devastating the region for months. A return to normal rainfall patterns is expected early in 2003. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite on December 12, 2002. Credit: Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC