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'This crisis has been unfolding for years': 4 photos of Australia from space, before and after the bushfires

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Glassey, M and Creagh, S and Mountain, W and Williamson, G, 'This crisis has been unfolding for years': 4 photos of Australia from space, before and after the bushfires, The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 7 January 2020 (2019) [Newspaper Article]


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Abstract

Iíve been studying fires for more than a decade. I use satellite data to try to understand the global and regional patterns in fire Ė what drives it and how it will shift in the future as our climate and land use patterns change.

When I look at these images I think: this is a crisis we have seen coming for years. Itís something I have been watching unfold.

Look at the sheer scale of it. Seeing this much fire in the landscape in such a broad area, seeing so much severe fire at once, this quantity and concentration of smoke Ė it is astonishing. I havenít seen it like this before.

Item Details

Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:bushfire, satellite imagery, climate change
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Ecological Applications
Research Field:Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
UTAS Author:Williamson, G (Dr Grant Williamson)
ID Code:137138
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2020-02-03
Last Modified:2020-02-03
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