MODIS image showing the extent of fires in NE Victoria on 21 January 2003.

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.

Town locations may not be accurate.

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

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