Forest Fires in Australia
05 January 2015
On 4 January 2015, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard
of NASA’s Aqua satellite
captured the picture (upper) of a fire near the city of Adelaide in
Southern Australia. The lower picture was acquired by MODIS onboard of
Terra satellite on 3 January 2015
when temperatures raised to soaring 34°C. Both images show large smoke plumes
drifting Northwest (top) and Southeast (bottom). The fire razed at least
26 homes, injured 28 people and left 1,000 properties without power. The
fires are outlined in red.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard
of NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image
of the fire affecting the Western part of Australia on 04 January 2015.
On top, a fire burns through National Parks and State Forest to the
South of Perth. On the bottom, the fires affecting Perth Hills
threatening homes and keeping a ''watch and act'' alert on some areas.
Recent Media Reports on Fires in Australia: Note: The hyperlinks on the left side of each news are password-protected (User ID and password to enter the GFMC database are available for partners of GFMC. To obtain the ID and password, please send your query to firstname.lastname@example.org). The links on the right side (in brackets) are leading to the original news source; sometimes these news are expiring rather swiftly - a reason for the establishment of the internal GFMC database):
- Homes destroyed in South Australian bushfire (published by www.theaustralian.com.au 04 January 2015)
- Adelaide Hills blaze still threatens but danger eases in Vic (published by www.theaustralian.com.au 04 January 2015)
- Residents near Victorian bushfire told 'it's too late to leave' (published by http://tvnz.co 29 December 2014)
- Vic govt bans Alpine cattle grazing (published by www.9news.com 29 December 2014)
ore reports see GFMC Media page: http://www.fire.uni-freiburg.de/media/news.htm