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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.

Wildfires Still Blazing Along Queensland and New South Wales Coasts, Australia

27.4S 153.0E

October 2nd, 2009 Category: Fires

Australia - September 24th, 2009

Australia - September 24th, 2009

Fires northeast of Newcastle

Fires northeast of Newcastle

Fires northwest of Coffs Harbour

Fires northwest of Coffs Harbour

Fires from Rockhampton to Fraser Island

Fires from Rockhampton to Fraser Island

Fires continue to blaze along the coast of Queensland (click here for previous article) and New South Wales, Australia. These fires can be seen in the main image as they release smoke over the ocean.

The first two close-ups focus on plumes of smoke from blazes in New South Wales trailing out over the ocean. These fires appear to be in wooded areas further inland, northeast of Newcastle and northwest of Coffs Harbour (near the New South Wales-Queenland border).

The final close-up shows various fires along the coast of Queensland, from Rockhampton (left) to Fraser Island (right). The blazes are being fueled by high temperatures and strong winds.

Fires Near Coast of Queensland, Australia

23.3S 150.5E

September 26th, 2009 Category: Fires

Australia - September 24th, 2009

Australia - September 24th, 2009

Many fires near coast

Many fires near coast

Fires by Fraser Island

Fires by Fraser Island

While a fierce dust storm raged over the rest of eastern Australia, coastal areas in Queensland were affected by wildfires. The main image shows these fires near the shores, with smoke trailing out over the ocean.

The first close-up gives a more detailed look at the many fires close to the coast, near Rockhampton. The second focuses on a blaze further southeast, near Fraser Island. High temperatures coupled with strong winds have created favorable conditions for fire danger.