• Fires in northern Australia
  • Aqua/MODIS
  • 05/24/2015

Fires in northern Australia

True-color image of fires in northern Australia, taken on 24 May 2015 from the MODIS instrument on board the Aqua satellite. Northern Australia is prone to fire. The wet season supports the growth of thick, tall grasses but the grasses dry out quickly after the last rains. The dry season lasts from about April to October-November where the accumulated dry grasses and tree litter are most flammable late in the dry season.
Reference: NASA Earth Observatory

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