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Image of the Week: Fire in Northern Australia: a 2023 Timelapse

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The bushfire season in northern Australia generally runs from May to October. 2023 was an especially intense year in the north. Select infrared imagery from the Landsat archive was used here to produce a rolling mosaic timelapse of the landscape in eight-day segments. Each new segment of imagery reveals fresh burn scars, increasing in size and frequency in October and November. Dry winters, fuel load and rising temperatures all play a role in the Australian bushfire season. Landsat imagery helps communities in Australia plan for fires and work to restore habitat.




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