11 July 2007

Recent Australian Fire Activity

Here is the latest 10-day composite from NASA MODIS Rapid Response. The dates of the composite are 30 June through 9 July 2007.

The primary focus of fire activity during this time remain the Top End of the NT. The region of active fires has expanded in the NT.

Also showing an increase in fire activity is the Cape York Peninsula.

There is also widely scattered hotspots across much of SE QLD. Some of these fires, near Gold Coast, were noted in the previous post. Clouds were seen on several days in this region, so the number of hotspots may be low.

Widely scattered fires are also seen in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of WA. These are, for the most part, new activity not seen in the previous composite.

Fire activity is relatively low compared to the same period last year. Fires then were much more extensive across NT and the Kimberley, as well as much larger area covered by hotspots was seen in northern NSW and SE QLD.

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