Smoke and fires in southwestern Australia

In Western Australia’s southwest corner, a number of fires (marked in red) were burning on May 4, 2004, and were detected by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on its morning pass over the region. Many are likely agricultural and other land use fires, but the very smoky fire to the northwest of image center may be a forest fire. The dark, greenish-brown, rectangular patches in the right hand part of the image are parks and preserves where the region.s natural vegetation is being restores or maintained. The bare-looking areas have been converted from natural vegetation landscapes to agricultural ones.
Source: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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