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Smoke from Fire Blows Over Lake Argyle, Australia

16.2S 128.7E

May 29th, 2012 Category: Fires, Sediments

Australia - May 29th, 2012

Smoke from a fire in Australia’s Northern Territory blows due westward over the border into Western Australia. The fire is located east of Lake Argyle, which is partially veiled by the smoke.

Visible in the upper part of the image are sediments in Cambridge Gulf, a gulf on the north coast of Western Australia. Many rivers flow into the gulf including the Ord River, Pentecost River, Durack River, King River and the Forrest River. The gulf experiences two large tidal flows each day. Cambridge Gulf is actually a gulf within a gulf, being at the southern extremity of the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, in the Timor Sea.

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