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In February 2015, two large bush fires menaced communities in southwestern Australia. One burned east of Northcliffe. The other, more […]
Thu, Feb 05, 2015
This image from the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite shows the U.S. Northeast and the surrounding area on Jan. 28, […]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Located in the northwest corner of Greenland, Leidy Glacier is fed by ice from the Academy Glacier (upstream and inland). […]
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Intense Bushfires in Tasmania

In January 2013, intense bushfires blazed in Tasmania, an island south of Australia. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image showing numbers fires burning across the island on January 7, 2013. Red outlines indicate hot spots where MODIS detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fires. Read more.

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