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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.

Sediments and Phytoplankton by Melville Island, Australia – June 3rd, 2013

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June 3rd, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Sediments

Australia – June 1st, 2013

Sediments cause the coastline of Australia’s Northern Territory to appear bright shades of gold and green, particularly in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf (lower left quadrant) and the Van Diemen Gulf (upper right quadrant) between the mainland and Melville Island. A darker green and blue expanse of water west of the island may be colored as such due to phytoplankton rather than sediments. On the mainland, several plumes of smoke from fires can be seen blowing towards the west-northwest.

Smoky Haze over Western Australia and Northern Territory, Australia

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September 24th, 2012 Category: Fires

Australia – September 3rd, 2012

A grey, smoky haze hangs over the border area of Western Australia and the Northern Territory, and extends northwestward over the Timor Sea (upper left quadrant). In the full image, many individual fires can be discerned, particularly near the coastline of the Van Diemen Gulf (above, center) and the Gulf of Carpentaria (right).

Fires in Arnhem Land, Australia

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September 15th, 2012 Category: Fires

Australia – August 31st, 2012

Plumes of smoke from several fires in Australia’s Northern Territory can be seen blowing towards the northwest. The fires are ablaze in the Arnhem Land Region is one of the five regions of the Northern Territory, located in the north-eastern corner of the territory. Visible in the upper left corner are sediments streaming into the Van Diemen Gulf.

Fires in Arnhem Land, Australia

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August 6th, 2012 Category: Fires

Australia- August 3rd, 2012

While sediments in the Van Diemen gulf stream northward in the upper left quadrant of this image, plumes of smoke from fires in Arnhem Land, Australia, blow towards the northwest. In the full image, many blazes can be seen across the landscape, although the fires further west show thicker plumes of smoke.