Exmouth - Western Australia, Australia

Location of Exmouth, Western Australia

Location of Exmouth,
Western Australia
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The town of Exmouth is located in the North West Cape of Western Australia, approximately 1270km north of Perth. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2010), and an older (1987) scene are available below in high resolution JPEG format.

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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 red to brown, and water bodies as dark blue to black. Exmouth has seen quite significant expansion compared to its overall size. Most prominently there have been new manmade inlets and a harbour constructed just south of town. Furthermore new commercial infrastructure has appeared to both the north and south of the town due to the booming tourism industry.


1987 Exmouth 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 29 May 1987
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 266KB]
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2010 Exmouth 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 12 May 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 234KB]
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1987 Exmouth false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 5 (mid-infrared), 3 (visible red) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 29 May 1987
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, the urban extents of Exmouth are highlighted in cyan and white. Grassland appears as shades of orange to red, with drier vegetation appearing lighter. Barren soil appears yellow to brown. Water bodies appear dark blue/green to black.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 276KB]
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2010 Exmouth false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 5 (mid-infrared), 3 (visible red) and 1 (visible blue)
  • Image taken on 12 May 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 246KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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