Floods behind Tropical Cyclone Craig (24S) in Northern Australia
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Off the north coast of Australia, Tropical Cyclone Craig brought heavy rains to the region, and in the wake of its passing, left floods along the coast. In the false-color image, standing water along rivers appears deep blue, the clouds of Cyclone Craig are light blue, vegetation is bright green, and sediment churned up by high tides and run-off appears electric blue (see image center). These images were acquired on March 12, 2003, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite.