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Fires in Australia’s Northern Territory – June 17th, 2013

13.4S 130.8E

June 17th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day MODISTerra

Australia – June 17th, 2013

Fires in the northern part of Australia’s Northern Territory, between the Van Diemen Gulf and King Sound, release plumes of smoke that blow towards the west. The coastline is framed by sediments, with a greenish phytoplankton bloom visible further offshore in the upper left quadrant.

Phytoplankton Near King Sound, Australia

16.8S 121.9E

June 12th, 2013 Category: Phytoplankton, Sediments VIIRSSuomi-NPP

Australia – June 10th, 2013

Sediments color the waters of King Sound, in north-west Australia, famous for its tides that can reach up to 11.8 m (the second biggest tides in the world, after the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia). West of the sound, a bluish green stain of phytoplankton can be seen just offshore.

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.

Fires Between King Sound and Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, Australia – May 2nd, 2013

14.7S 126.0E

May 2nd, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Australia – May 1st, 2013

Dozens of fires dot the landscape of northern Western Australia and the northern part of Australia’s Northern Territory, between King Sound (left) and the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf (right). Many plumes of smoke can be observed, although the thickest is emanating from a cluster of fires near King Sound.

Fires Northeast of King Sound, Australia

15.7S 126.2E

April 19th, 2013 Category: Fires

Australia – April 19th, 2013

The red, orange and yellow markers in this image of northern Western Australia, near King Sound (left), show the locations of wildfires in the region (red indicates a high level of certainy, while yellow indicates a lower level of certainty). The smoke from the fires contributes to a veil of haze over the entire area.