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Thick Plumes of Smoke from Fires on Cape York Peninsula, Australia

12.9S 142.2E

November 15th, 2012 Category: Fires

Australia – November 14th, 2012

Smoke from fires on Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia, blows westward over the Gulf of Carpentaria. In the full image, some other, smaller fires can be seen to the south. The peninsula’s land is mostly flat. Although about half of the area is used for grazing cattle, there are also eucalyptus wooded savannahs and tropical rainforests.

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