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Image of The Day - Jun 19, 2017

+Testing Fire Intensity in Kakadu

Testing Fire Intensity in Kakadu

CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology scientist, Dr Dick Willliams, measuring fire intensity at Kapalga Research Station in Kakadu National Park. Fires in the Top End tend to be of relatively low intensity. The highest intensity recorded by CSIRO at Kapalga was only one-fifth of the likely intensity of the Ash Wednesday fires in southern Australia in 1983.