21 Feb '12, 4am

Flooding this weekend in southeastern Australia, as viewed by NASA's Terra satellite.

Flooding this weekend in southeastern Australia, as viewed by NASA's Terra satellite.

View Image Comparison View Both Images Along the border between the Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales, several communities were flooded in early February 2012. By mid-month, the flood waters had moved west. On February 19, online news source NineMSN reported that as many as 10,000 residents of northeastern New South Wales would likely be isolated from the outside world by high water. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired these images on February 18, 2012 (top), and February 6, 2012 (bottom). Both images show flood conditions, but they also show the movement of water along the Barwon and Namoi Rivers and other waterways in the region. These images use a combination of visible and infrared light to better distinguish between water and land. Water varies from electric blue to navy, with darker shades gen...

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