Broome - Western Australia, Australia

Location of Broome, Western Australia

Location of Broome,
Western Australia
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The town of Broome is located on Roebuck Bay in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2009), and an older (1988) 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

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In this true colour swipe comparison, colours appear as close as they would naturally to the human eye. Urban areas appear grey to white, trees and grasslands as shades of green and yellow, soils and sparse vegetation as red to brown, and water bodies as dark blue to black. While still a relatively small town, Broome has seen remarkable growth in recent years due to its growing mining and tourism industries. Areas including Cable Beach, Bilingurr and Minyirr have all seen notable development. Broome International Airport has also been extended over the time skip.


1988 Broome 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 July 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 162KB]
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2009 Broome 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 16 July 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 163KB]
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1988 Broome 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 22 July 1988
  • 25m Resolution

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

Download high resolution image [JPEG 164KB]
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2009 Broome 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 16 July 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 160KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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