MODIS image showing the extent of the Canberra fires on 19 January 2003, and the areas burnt on the previous day.

This is a "false-colour" image showing fire scars as a reddish-purple colour and clouds/smoke in shades of grey/white and blue. The red squares are automatically generated by the MODIS rapid response team (at Goddard, USA) and indicate regions of high temperature.

(Image & text courtesy of Fred Prata, CSIRO Atmospheric Research, Aspendale)

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