Timor Towns, Balibo

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Landsat 7 satellite image, 8 September 1999. Balibo, East Timor.

Landsat 7 satellite image,
8 September 1999.
Balibo, East Timor.
©Geoscience Australia

This image shows the town of Balibo in the centre. The purple area on the left indicates the floodplain of a river.

Bright green areas indicate healthy grasses and agricultural cultivation. Bare soil shows up as varying shades of brown.

Clouds appear as the white/purple shapes, casting shadows over the land below.

The ETM Plus Sensor on board the satellite can detect infrared radiation which is generated by any form of heat. These 'hot spots' show up as red areas on the image. They can be caused by elements such as fire, tin roofs, concrete slabs and cars.

Topic contact: earth.observation@ga.gov.au Last updated: July 17, 2012