Images From Space Archive

Landsat 5 TM, Flinders Island, Tasmania

Landsat 5 TM, Flinders Island,
Tasmania, Australia
April, 2011
© Geoscience Australia

Flinders Island is in Bass Strait 20km from Cape Portland on the north-eastern tip of Tasmania, it is also the largest Island in the Furneaux Group of 52 Islands. This LANDSAT-5 Image was acquired on 29 April 2011. Bands shown are 5, 4 and 1.

Landsat 5 TM, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Landsat 5 TM, Kangaroo Island,
South Australia, Australia
April, 2011
© Geoscience Australia

Kangaroo Island lies 112km southwest of Adelaide at the entrance to Gulf St Vincent. This LANDSAT-5 Image was acquired on 6 April 2011. Bands shown are 5, 4 and 1.

Landsat 5 TM, Faure Island, Western Australia

Landsat 5 TM, Faure Island,
Western Australia, Australia
April, 2011
© Geoscience Australia

Faure Island is 58km square and located east of the Francois Peron National Park in the Shark Bay Marine Park in Western Australia. This Landsat-5 image was acquired on 29 April 2011. Bands shown are 5, 3 and 1.

Landsat 5 TM, Tiwi Islands, Darwin, Australia

Landsat 5 TM, Tiwi Islands,
Darwin, Australia
September 2011
© Geoscience Australia

Bathurst and Melville Islands colloquially known as the Tiwi Islands. These Islands are 40km north of Darwin in the Timor Sea. Melville Island is Australia’s second largest Island after Tasmania. This LANDSAT-5 Image was acquired on 3 July 2011. Bands shown are 5, 4 and 1.

Landsat 5 TM flood scene over Victoria

Landsat 5 TM flood scene over Victoria
January 2011
© Geoscience Australia

The image of the month is a Landsat 5 TM scene of the Victorian flooding acquired on the morning of 20 January 2011. It’s a false colour composite image showing short-wave infra-red, near infra-red and visible green (bands 5, 4 and 2) displayed as RGB. This highlights flood waters in shades of blue and vegetation in shades of green.

The image includes Hamilton in the South Western Corner and Ballarat on the lower Eastern side of the image. Flooding around Lake Burrumbeet is clearly evident in this area.

Landsat 7 pass over the Macquarie, Castlereagh, and Namoi Rivers in northern NSW, Australia

Landsat 7 pass over the Macquarie, Castlereagh, and Namoi Rivers in
northern NSW, Australia
December 2010
© Geoscience Australia

The image of the month is a false-colour composite image of the Landsat 7 pass over the Macquarie, Castlereagh, and Namoi Rivers in northern NSW showing water in shades of black-blue, vegetation in shades of green, and more bare areas in shades of brown and pink. The image was acquired on the morning of 13 December 2010. The display combination is bands 5, 4 and 2 (short-wave infra-red, near infra-red and visible green) displayed as Red, Green and Blue.

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