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Scoop Images: A City Surrounded By Fire

Image from NASA MODIS of the fires as of 19th January UTC

A new web based imaging system for tracking Australian bush fires has recently been and the following pictures were obtained from it. The tool allows you to zoom in on a particular fire and area. The first three images below show the fire hotspots overlaid on top of MODIS satellite imagery (sourced from the same place as the above image). To make the pictures more useful we have moved to an overlay based on Landsat imagery and then maps for the subsequent images.

To use the tool to create your own view of the fire see…. Warning: At present due to the emergency the website is working fairly slowly.

12 Hours of Hot Spots Shown (Modis Background)

12 Hours of Hot Spots Shown (Modis Background)

24 Hours of Hot Spots Shown (Modis Background)

24 Hours of Hot Spots Shown - Yellow=last 12 hrs Green=prev 12hrs (Landsat Background)

24 Hours of Hot Spots Shown (Map Background)

72 Hours of Hot Spots Shown (Map Background)
Yellow=last 12 hrs
Green=prev 12hrs
White= prev 24 hrs (These were the fires that did all the damage and killed several people)
Purple=prev 24 hrs

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