Fires on Cape York Peninsula Australia
April 3, 2013
Large fires continue to spread across Australia's Cape York Peninsula in late October 2003. This image of numerous fires (marked in red) was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite on October 31, 2003. Smoke hangs over the scene from fires burning both in the forests along the eastern coast and the interior savannas and grasslands. The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.
Topics: Environment, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Bodélé Depression, Savanna, Aqua, Earth