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Fires Near Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, Australia – May 1st, 2013

13.6S 130.0E

May 1st, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Australia – April 30th, 2013

A thick plume of smoke fans out from a cluster of fires near the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, in the northern part of Australia’s Northern Territory. Red markers and other, albeit fainter, smoke plumes indicate many other fires burning across the region and in neighboring Western Australia.

Fires Near Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia

17.7S 137.9E

April 22nd, 2013 Category: Fires

Australia – April 22nd, 2013

Fires can be seen near the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the border area between Queensland (right) and the Northern Territory (left), in Australia. Red markers show the precise locations of the fires, while the smoke emanating from them can be seen blowing in a more generalized cloud towards the southwest.

Area of Convection Over Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia

15.7S 139.0E

January 27th, 2013 Category: Tropical Storms

Australia – January 26th, 2013

An area of convection hangs over the Gulf of Carpentaria, between the Northern Territory and Queensland, Australia. Warning centers have not reported any concern over the system developing into a tropical storm. Although the convection covers the gulf, its shoreline can be seen thanks to the use of the Chelys Satellite Rapid Response System (SRRS) “borders” feature (best observed in full image).

Fires Near Lake Mackay, Australia

22.5S 128.6E

January 11th, 2013 Category: Fires, Lakes

Australia – January 10th, 2013

Fires can be seen south of Lake Mackay in this image of the border area of Western Australia and the southern part of the Northern Territory. Another fire can be seen to the east in the full image.

The lake (top left) is the largest of hundreds of ephemeral salt lakes scattered throughout the two regions. This image documents the appearance of the dry parts of Western Australia’s Great Sandy Desert, Gibson Desert and Tanami Desert.

The Northern Territory has had a sweltering start to 2013, with many places setting new temperature records. The high temperatures and dryness of the region create prime conditions for fires.

Fires Southwest of Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia

15.2S 135.0E

December 8th, 2012 Category: Fires

Australia – December 4th, 2012

Smoke from fires can be seen in Australia’s Northern Territory, south of the southwestern shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Shifting wind directions cause the smoke to spread over large areas, making it difficult to pinpoint individual plumes.