Katherine - Northern Territory, Australia

Location of Katherine, Northern Territory

Location of Katherine,
Northern Territory
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The city of Katherine is located approximately 320km south of Darwin in the Northern Territory on the Katherine River. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2010), and an older (1988) scene are available below in high resolution JPEG format.

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Katherine Katherine

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of purple and white. Vegetation appears as green to yellow, with drier areas appearing lighter. Bare rock and soil will appear as shades of blue. Water is displayed as black. The urban development is most prominent in Katherine East, with scattered rural residential areas appearing north of town along the Stuart Highway. The Katherine Rail Passenger Terminal is also constructed south of town during this time, which services The Ghan passenger train between Adelaide and Darwin. The water level of the Katherine River is also much greater during the 2010 image, and the burnscars from bushfire to the west of the town are no longer evident.


1988 Katherine true colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 3 (visible red), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 23 April 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 583KB]
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2010 Katherine true colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 3 (visible red), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 20 April 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 541KB]
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1988 Katherine false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (mid-infrared), 5 (mid-infrared) and 3 (visible red) respectively
  • Image taken on 23 April 1988
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of purple and white. Vegetation appears as green to yellow, with drier areas appearing lighter. Bare rock and soil will appear as shades of blue. Water is displayed as black.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 543KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2010 Katherine false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (mid-infrared), 5 (mid-infrared) and 3 (visible red) respectively
  • Image taken on 20 April 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 533KB]
© Geoscience Australia

Topic contact: earth.observation@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 27, 2011