Abstract

More than 100 bushfires raged across NSW from 25 December 2001 - January 8 2002, requiring over 20,000 regular and volunteer fire fighters and 85 aircraft. Vast stretches of forests were destroyed, including more than 60% of the Royal National Park. More than 11,000 people were evacuated from their homes and 560,000 hectares were burnt out. The image below was acquired from the SPOT satellite on 27 December 2001 by ACRES, Geoscience Australia. It is produced here as a mosaic of 8 SPOT scenes covering about 120km wide and 240km long, stretching from Wyong in the north to Jervis Bay in the south. Healthy vegetation shows as bright red, forest as dark red, ocean and lakes as dark blue, burnt areas as black and smoke as blue/white.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound East bound West bound South bound
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Product Type/Sub Type

nonGeographicDataset - GA Publication - Report

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2002

Product Type

nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GA Publication
Report
satellite imagery
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

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Unknown

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

DISTRIBUTION Format

pdf

Distributor

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distributor
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

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Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2009-10-27

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

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pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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