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Wildfires in Western Australia – April 18th, 2012

18.4S 125.2E

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.

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