30 Sep '11, 5pm

Vast Area Burned in Australia [image] #NASA

Vast Area Burned in Australia [image] #NASA

View Image Comparison View Both Images A wet summer set the stage for one of the most severe fire seasons northern Australia has experienced in recent years. In late 2010 and early 2011, a strong La Niña dominated weather patterns and brought drenching rain and floods to Australia. Thick grass grew in response to the rain, providing more fuel for fires than at any time in the past 30 years, said Australian news reports. Fall and winter brought drier weather that dried out the grasses and primed them for fire. The top image shows the first of the fires burning in Northern Territory on April 11, 2011. The image is from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite and includes a combination of both visible and infrared light. The fire is marked in red and the burned land around it is dark red. The grass-covered land is bright green, while...

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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...

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

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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

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Fires in Australia [image] #NASA

Fires in Australia [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 Sep '11, 10pm

Large fires are a regular feature in the savannah grasslands of Australia’s Northern Territory. This image, taken on Septe...

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 ...

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channelnewsasia.com 30 Sep '11, 7am

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care2.com 01 Oct '11, 5am

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Graphic: The sad state of American forests:

Graphic: The sad state of American forests:

grist.org 03 Oct '11, 9pm

about the state of forests worldwide. Here's North America. The orange area has been decimated by the mountain pine beetle...

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grist.org 05 Oct '11, 2pm

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Crazy Cool #NASA Image & Animation of Northern Lights Around the World rt @DavidBTwit #Geography

Crazy Cool #NASA Image & Animation of Northern ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 Oct '11, 10pm

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BP will be messing up Australia next

grist.org 26 Sep '11, 3pm

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straitstimes.com 29 Sep '11, 7am

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