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Bushfires terrorise many parts of the Australian State of Victoria each year.
This image acquired last December by Envisat’s Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS), shows the smoke arising from raging fires burning across the state of Victoria in the southeastern corner of Australia. As well as detecting the smoke billowing
A computer-based simulation of the trans-boundary movement of carbon monoxide released from South American wild fires. The transport route of the carbon monoxide is clearly visible moving across Southern Africa to Australia, as confirmed by SCIAMACHY obse
May 9, 2007 As technology enables us to measure complex systems, we are often surprised by the results. Using data from the SCIAMACHY instrument aboard the European Space Agency’s environmental satellite Envisat, scientists have determined that the carbon monoxide hovering over Australia during the wildfire season largely originated from South American wildfires some 13,000 kilometres away.
Read the full article: Transcontinental wildfire emissions monitored from space
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