MODIS captures SA bushfire images

14 January 2005


Image of the bushfires approaching Port Lincoln, SA 11/01/2005. © Geoscience Australia.

Image of the bushfires approaching
Port Lincoln, SA 11/01/2005.
© Geoscience Australia

The MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) sensor onboard the AQUA satellite captured this image of the bushfires approaching Port Lincoln on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula between 3:43 and 3:47 pm AEDST on Tuesday the 11th of January 2005.

The progress of the fires was also tracked by the Sentinel bushfire tracking system.

This system uses near real-time processing of MODIS data to determine and display the location of fire hotspots within 40 minutes of the satellite overpass. The mapping system allows users to identify fires which pose potential risks to communities and infrastructure.

A higher resolution image [JPG 445KB] is available.

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