31 Oct '16, 2pm

Sediment Patterns, Western Australia

Once clouds have cleared away, the effects of major storms often can be viewed from space for days and weeks. That is what happened when an astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of roughly 20 kilometers (12 miles) of coastline and islands on the northwest coast of Australia. The tan and white swirls in the sea are sediments that washed out after an unusual rainfall event during the dry season. Rain fell inland on August 30–31, about five days before this image was taken, and the sediment was channeled down local rivers and out into Collier Bay. Rainfall records from two towns in the Kimberly region of Australia—24 millimeters in Derby and 46 millimeters in Fitzroy Crossing—indicate that there was a continuous stretch of rainless days for weeks before and after this chance rainfall event. (The wet monsoon season runs from November to April.) ...

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Sediment Patterns, Western Australia

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