Smoke during bushfires near Hobart
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image showing a number of fires burning across the Tasmania on January 7, 2013. Red outlines indicate hot spots where MODIS detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fires.
The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of the charred landscape on January 14. Vegetation-covered land is red in the false-color image, which includes both visible and infrared light. Patches of unburned forest are bright red, in contrast with areas where flecks of light brown indicate some burning. The darkest brown areas are the most severely burned. Buildings, roads, and other developed areas appear light gray. Clouds are white.
The top false-color image from the MODIS instrument on the Terra satellite from February 15, 2013, shows the enormous burn scars left behind by the devastating bushfires in Tasmania. In the false-color image, the burned areas are obvious—bright reddish brown against green vegetation. In the true-color image (bottom) the scars are not as obvious, but can still be detected as brown patches.
NASA’s Terra satellite passed over the island state of Tasmania, Australia on Jan. 6, 2013 and noticed several areas of burning fires and smoke plumes. Tasmania experienced a blistering heat wave and dry conditions, provided fuel for several fires across the island.
Fires in Bicheno taken from the Tasman Highway
Smoke from a bushfire along the Tasman Highway rises above Bicheno
Smoke from a bushfire billows over hills near Forcett, about 25 kilometres east of Hobart.
Reporter Michael Scanlan took this image of Dunalley after the devastating bushfires
Homes burn during the Tasmanian Bushfires
Homes devastated by the Tasmanian Bushfires
A bushfire at Dunalley lights up the skies at nearby Primrose Sands
A bushfire has devastated the small Tasmanian town of Dunalley, with 65 buildings reported damaged
A fire at Tasmania’s Forcett, 30km from Hobart, sends smoke over Park Beach
A house burns near the water at Connolly Marsh
A bushfire near Bichero in Tasmania
Bushfire damage Dunalley Tasmania
Bushfire property damage Dunalley Tasmania
A bushfire which began burning near Forcett
Fire burning near Dodges Ferry, a small town in south eastern Tasmania
Properties destroyed in Tasmania
Residents watch the blaze get bigger at Primrose Sands
Smoke billows from the bushfire raging near Forcett in south east Tasmania
Smoke rises from a bushfire in the Forcett/Copping area outside Hobart
The ruins of the school in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley after fire ripped through the area