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Smoke from Fires in Northern Territory Cover Part of Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, Australia – April 29th, 2012

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April 29th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Sediments

Australia - April 28th, 2012

Sediments from the Victoria River, in the Northern Territory, Australia, flow into Joseph Bonaparte Gulf in the Timor Sea. Here, the mouth of the river is covered by thick grey smoke from wildfires. Several fires can be observed, releasing plumes of smoke that fan out in a northwestward direction, over the lower reaches of the gulf.

Wildfires in Western Australia – April 18th, 2012

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April 18th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Sediments

Australia - April 18th, 2012

Several interesting phenomena can be observed in this image of northern Western Australia: first, multiple wildfires can be seen in the upper half of the image, particularly in the upper right quadrant, releasing plumes of smoke towards the west. Second, tan sediments can be seen in King Sound; most of these are released by the Fitzroy River and gradually diffuse into the sound and the Indian Ocean. Third, a small phytoplankton bloom can be observed near the left edge, west of the sound.

Fires in Northern Western Australia Release Smoke Due West – May 14th, 2012

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May 14th, 2012 Category: Fires

Australia - May 12th, 2012

Fires in the northern part of Western Australia release plumes of smoke that blow due west. Fire season in this part of Australia usually begins in May and ends in November. Since the region is currently at the beginning of its dry season, vegetation in the area is still relatively moist, meaning that fires should be relatively easy to contain. Click here to see images of fires in the region in late April, before the official beginning of the fire season.