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The NASA Disasters Program has activated response efforts for the fires in Australia. NASA is assisting the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) to improve air quality forecasts using relevant Earth-observing data from CALIPSO, Suomi-NPP, Terra and other NASA and partner missions. The Disasters Program is cataloging NASA capabilities and is strategically examining how to best inform short and long-term impacts and risks from the fires associated with air quality, aviation, wildlife and ecosystems, and climate dynamics.

This diagram illustrates how NASA and partner satellites can be used to study the short, medium and long-term impacts of the 2020 Australia fires.
This diagram illustrates how NASA and partner satellites can be used to study the short, medium and long-term impacts of the 2020 Australia fires. Credit: NASA Disasters Program, Jean-Paul Vernier (NASA LARC), Amy Robinson (NASA HQ)