Bushfires in Northern and Central Australia • Earth.com

Last update: November 12th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Bushfires in Northern and Central Australia. From the tropical savannas in the north, vegetation in Western Australia (left half of image) and Northern Territory (right) transitions to hot, seasonally dry grassland in the middle of the image, and finally to desert conditions in the southern part of the image. In dry conditions such as these. Youll find the arid vegetation can go rapidly up in flames due to lightning or agricultural burns. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image captured by the Aqua satellite shows numerous large bushfires (red) burning throughout the region on November 1, 2002.

Central Australia, also known as the Alice Springs Region, is one of the five regions in the Northern Territory of Australia. Therefore the term Central Australia is used to describe an area. Although centered on Alice Springs. Also It is sometimes referred to as Centralia. Therefore likewise the people of the area are sometimes called Centralians. The region is located in the southern part of the Northern Territory. Therefore spanning from the west on the Western Australian Border to the east on the Queensland border. Bushfires in Northern and Central Australia are amongst many in this region.

Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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