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Fires Near Central Queensland Coast, Australia

22.2S 150.1E

December 16th, 2012 Category: Fires

Australia – December 16th, 2012

Many fires can be seen near the coast of Queensland, Australia. Most are clustered in the lower right quadrant, although two others can be seen near the left edge. The plume closest to the shoreline is located just south of Shoalwater Bay, a large bay on the Capricorn Coast of Central Queensland. The bay is bounded by the Torilla Peninsula to the west and the Warginburra Peninsula and Leicester and Townshend islands to the east.

Vegetation Index of Central Queensland, Australia

23.3S 150.5E

April 11th, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

Australia - February 23rd, 2010

Australia - February 23rd, 2010

This FAPAR image focuses on the central eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Visible regions include, moving down the coast from the upper left, Mackay, Fitzroy and Wide Bay-Burnett.

Most of the area appears green, indicating good photosynthetic activity, with some areas of high activity visible in red along the coast in the upper left quadrant and some areas of low activity (yellow) dispersed throughout.

Central Queensland is an ambiguous geographical division of Queensland that centres on the eastern coast, around the Tropic of Capricorn (hence it also being known as Capricornia).

Its major regional centre is Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast and the area extends west to the Central Highlands at Emerald, north to the Mackay Regional Council southern boundary, and south to Gladstone.

However, it is important to note that Central Queensland isn’t technically the geographical centre of Queensland – Longreach is far more central, even along the coastline.