27 Sep '11, 10pm

Fires in Australia [image] #NASA

Fires in Australia [image] #NASA

Large fires are a regular feature in the savannah grasslands of Australia’s Northern Territory. This image, taken on September 27, 2011, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite, shows three massive fires. Actively burning areas are marked in red, while newly burned land is dark brown and black. Whether deliberately started or ignited by lightning or accident, these fires shows signs of having been at least partly managed by people. Straight lines define some of the edges of the burned land, suggesting the presence of some kind of manmade firebreak. The Northern Territory Government uses MODIS measurements of fire locations and burned areas to track fire across the sparsely populated territory. NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Holli Riebeek.

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?...

Tweets

Fires in Northern Territory, Australia: Many la...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Sep '11, 10pm

Large fires burned throughout Australia’s Northern Territory on September 30, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging S...

Fires in Northern Territory, Australia - pictur...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 Oct '11, 5pm

Large fires burned throughout Australia’s Northern Territory on September 30, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging S...

Our Aqua satellite spotted the large fires near Alice Springs, Australia today.

Our Aqua satellite spotted the large fires near...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Sep '11, 6pm

Several large fires burning near Alice Springs, Australia, blanketed roads and railroads with smoke and interfered with tr...

Vast Area Burned in Australia [image] #NASA

Vast Area Burned in Australia [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Sep '11, 5pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images A wet summer set the stage for one of the most severe fire seasons northern Austral...

Mid-Latitude Cyclone over the United States [image] #NASA

Mid-Latitude Cyclone over the United States [im...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 Sep '11, 7pm

At 3:05 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on September 26, 2011, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NAS...

Northern lights as seen from the space - a supe...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 Sep '11, 6am

And the skies of night were alive with light, with a throbbing, thrilling flame; Amber and rose and violet, opal and gold ...

BP will be messing up Australia next

grist.org 26 Sep '11, 3pm

The Great Australian Bight has all of the hallmarks of a place you really don't want to mess with — incredible marine dive...

Hurricane Hilary [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 25 Sep '11, 6pm

Hilary was a Category 4 hurricane on September 24, 2011, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC). At 8:00 a....

Kindle Fire: New Amazon Tablet Fires a Shot at ...

searchenginejournal.com 28 Sep '11, 5pm

This morning, Amazon’s chief executive, Jeff Bezos, introduced the Kindle Fire. The brand new Android-based tablet weighs ...

Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) rele...

gbca.org.au 27 Sep '11, 2am

Design Review Research Paper - For Comment Tue 27 Sep, 2011 Green Star / Green Star Communities / Latest News & Updates Re...

Weet je nog van dat poollicht van gisteren? ISS...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 Sep '11, 11pm

And the skies of night were alive with light, with a throbbing, thrilling flame; Amber and rose and violet, opal and gold ...

S&P affirms Australia's AAA rating

channelnewsasia.com 23 Sep '11, 4am

SYDNEY: Standard & Poor's on Friday affirmed Australia's long-term AAA credit rating due to the country's monetary policy ...

Australia is so, so screwed

grist.org 05 Oct '11, 2pm

It's possible that the 19th century British powers-that-be were just running a really, really long con when they sent thei...

Hurricane Ophelia [image] #NASA

Hurricane Ophelia [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Sep '11, 1pm

Ophelia was strengthening into a hurricane when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra ...

Happy Green Monday! Value of #greenbuilding & V...

gbca.org.au 26 Sep '11, 12am

In only a few short years, Green Star buildings have captured serious attention, now accounting for as much as 30% of the ...