Nhulunbuy - Northern Territory, Australia

Location of Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory

Location of Nhulunbuy,
Northern Territory
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The town of Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory is located on the Gove Peninsula. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2009), and an older (1987) scene are available below in high resolution JPEG format.

For acquisition of full resolution files see the Earth Observation Catalogue, or contact earth.observation@ga.gov.au

Nhulunbuy Nhulunbuy

In this false colour swipe comparison, urban areas appear as shades of cyan and purple, dry vegetation and soil as magenta to red, and wet vegetation or grassland as shades of green. Water bodies appear blue to black. While the township itself has grown relatively slightly over the last two decades, the bauxite mine to the west of the residential area has expanded significantly. Gunyangara settlement on Drimmie Peninsula also has noticeable infrastructure increase. This false colour image also highlights the difference in fire intervals between years to the nearby scrubland, with more recently burn vegetation appearing vivid red.


1987 Nhulunbuy 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 22 August 1987
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 231KB]
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2009 Nhulunbuy 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 1 July 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 221KB]
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1987 Nhulunbuy false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (Mid-infrared), 4 (Near infrared) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 22 August 1987
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of cyan and purple, dry vegetation and soil as magenta to red, and wet vegetation or grassland as shades of green. Water bodies appear blue to black.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 190KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2009 Nhulunbuy false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (Mid-infrared), 4 (Near infrared) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 1 July 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 183KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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