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Fires in South Australia, Smoke Over Great Australian Bight

31.3S 131.7E

November 13th, 2012 Category: Fires

Australia – November 10th, 2012

Fires in southern South Australia, near the border with Western Australia (left) release plumes of smoke that blow in a generally southerly direction. The plume from the fire closest to the shoreline blows over the Great Australian Bight. Two other large bodies of water can be observed to the east in the full image: Spencer Gulf and Gulf St Vincent.

Streaky Bay on Coast of South Australia

32.7S 134.2E

May 20th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Australia - May 2nd, 2011

Several bays make scalloped indentations on the shores of southern Australia, along the Great Australia Bight. The one near the center here is Streaky Bay, appearing greenish due to sediments.

The surrounding district shows a great variety of landscapes, from largely untouched native scrubland and farming country to cliffs and extensive surf beaches. The inland areas of the district are largely dominated by pastoral country.



Warrnambool on Coast of Great Australian Bight

38.3S 142.4E

May 3rd, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Australia - April 29th, 2011

Warrnambool is a regional city located in south-western Victoria, Australia, along the coast of the Great Australian Bight. The city has an urban population of 33,374.

North of the city, many rectangular fields can be observed. In the upper part of the full orthorectified image, some rows of hills can be seen as well.

Fire and Phytoplankton Bloom, Western Australia

32.9S 124.6E

November 25th, 2009 Category: Fires

Western Australia - November 24th, 2009

Western Australia - November 24th, 2009



Smoke from a fire near Point Culver, a headland on the south coast of Western Australia, blows over the western end of the Great Australian Bight. At the time this image was taken, the wind was blowing the smoke to the south.

Also visible off the coast is a phytoplankton bloom. Although parts of the bloom are rather faint, upon opening the full image it can be seen trailing out into the ocean from the left side of the image to the right side.

The Eyre Peninsula, Australia

May 10th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Australia - April 14th, 2009

Australia - April 14th, 2009

Eyre Peninsula is a triangular peninsula in South Australia. It is bounded on the east by Spencer Gulf, the west by the Great Australian Bight, and the north by the Gawler Ranges.

The area is also known as the Eyre Coastal Plain, of which it is a distinct physiographic section of the larger Eucla Basin province, which in turn is part of the larger West Australian Shield division.

The peninsula’s major industry is farming, although many coastal towns also have commercial fishing. In the drier northern parts of the peninsula, farming is mainly related to cereal crops, sheep, and cattle.

In the south, however, more water-intensive activities such as dairy farming are carried out. There is also a growing wine industry in the south.