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Fires Near Coast of Western Australia

15.9S 124.8E

May 3rd, 2013 Category: Fires, Sediments

Australia – May 1st, 2013

While sediments frame the coastline of northern Western Australia, creating dazzling blue and green hues in the waters offshore, further inland the landscape is partially obscured by thick plumes of smoke from dozens of fires. While winds are blowing the plumes due west in the upper half of the image, the smoke from a cluster of fires near King Sound has a circular shape, indicating that it is rising upward and/or being blown in all directions by shifting winds.

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