Earth  ID: 2679

Fires and Smoke in Southeast Australia, January 23, 2003

Aqua's rapid fire gallery features today's image of the fires in Southeast Australia. A state of emergency is still in effect in Canberra, Australia with very hot, dry and windy conditions predicted over the next couple of days. A fire continues to burn in the McIntyre Hut area north-west of Canberra. Another fire, the Gudgenby fire, continues to burn to Canberra's south. There is a total fire ban in force in the region for the next six days.

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Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Jacques Descloitres (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio,MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (

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DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Climatology
DLESE >> Natural hazards
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Ecological Dynamics >> Fire Occurrence
GCMD >> Location >> Australia
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version