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Fires in Northern Australia Near Van Diemen and Joseph Bonaparte Gulf – August 3rd, 2012

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August 3rd, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Australia- August 3rd, 2012

Smoke from fires in Northern Australia blows in a northwesterly direction, towards the coast. Visible at the top right is Van Diemen Gulf, in which sediments can be seen streaming outward from the coast, carried by ocean currents. At the bottom left, sediments can also be seen filling the southern part of the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf.

Dry Conditions Continue to Fuel Wildfires in Northern Territory, Australia – July 5th, 2012

July 5th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Australia – July 4th, 2012

Dry conditions in the northern part of Australia’s Northern Territory continue to fuel wildfires in the region. Here, plumes of smoke from multiple blazes can be seen near the Gulf of Carpentaria (right), blowing towards the northwest. Also of note are sediments along the shores of the state: the sediments in the Gulf of Carpinteria appear milky blue, while those in the Van Diemen Gulf (upper left) are greenish in color, indicating the presence of phytoplankton growth as well.

Fires in Northern Territory and Queensland, Australia, Still Ablaze

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July 3rd, 2012 Category: Fires

Australia – June 28th, 2012

A cluster of fires can be seen in the northern part of Australia’s Northern Territory (click¬†here¬†for more on fires in this region). The thickest plumes of smoke are blowing towards the north. Visible to the northwest is the Van Diemen Gulf, while the Gulf of Carpentaria is visible to the east. Smoke from other fires can be seen near the right edge, south of the Gulf of Carpentaria and near the Queensland border.

Thick Plumes of Smoke at Start of Northern Australia Bushfire Season – June 28th, 2012

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June 28th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Australia – June 26th, 2012

The 2012 northern Australia bushfire season has gotten off to an intense start, as can be observed from the many thick plumes of smoke visible here, in the country’s Northern Territory. Most of the plumes are blowing towards the northwest, although shifting winds are carrying a few towards the west-southwest.

Winter is northern Australia’s fire season due to the drying out of summer grasses and lack of rainfall. This, combined with warm temperatures, dry winds and low humidity makes conditions ripe for the start and spread of fires. Also of note in this image are sediments along the coastline, particularly in the Van Diemen Gulf, between the mainland and the large Melville Island.

Sediments, Phytoplankton and Fires Near Australia’s Coast – June 10th, 2012

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June 10th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Phytoplankton, Sediments

Australia - June 9th, 2012

While a mix of sediments and phytoplankton frame the Australian coastline, filling the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf (left) and the Van Diemen Gulf (top center) and spilling out into the Timor Sea, multiple wildfires can be viewed further inland. In the full image, plumes of smoke are visible blowing towards the northwest near the coast between the two aforementioned gulfs and near the coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria (right).

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