Floods in Western Australia

Floods in Western Australia
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Seasonal rains fell across western Australia in late January 2003 and led to mild flooding along the Fitzroy River. Some of the flooding can be seen in the false-color images of this series, acquired on March 4 and 9, 2003, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument flying aboard the Terra satellite spacecraft. In the false-color images, water is dark blue, dark turquoise, and black. Clouds are light blue and white, and the land is green and tan.

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  • Data Date:

    March 4, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    March 5, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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