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Sediments Along Coast of Western Australia

16.9S 123.5E

April 15th, 2013 Category: Climate Change, Sediments

Australia – April 11th, 2013

Sediments give a tan color to the waters of King Sound (west), in Western Australia, and the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf (east), on the border of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Sediments can be seen along much of the coastline between the two bodies of water as well.

Due to climate change, sea levels along the west coast of Australia have been rising at more than double the global average. With a significant part of the population living in coastal cities and towns, rising sea levels pose significant risks to Western Australia’s coastal infrastructure and iconic sandy beaches.

Fires Southeast of Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, Australia – November 4th, 2012

16.2S 128.7E

November 4th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Lakes, Sediments

Australia – November 2nd, 2012

Several fires can be seen on the right half of this image, in Australia’s Northern Territory, just east of the border with Western Australia, and southeast of the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf (top center). The gulf is filled with tan sediments. Visible to its south is another, smaller body of water: Lake Argyle.

Fire South of Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, Australia

15.1S 129.3E

August 16th, 2012 Category: Fires

Australia – August 16th, 2012

Smoke from a fire in Australia’s Northern Territory blows in a westerly direction, fanning out as it is carried away from the blaze’s point of origin. The fire is located of where the Victoria River empties thick, tan sediments into the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, near the border of Western Australia. Visible across the border in the lower part of the image is Lake Argyle.

Fires in Northern Australia Near Van Diemen and Joseph Bonaparte Gulf – August 3rd, 2012

13.3S 130.3E

August 3rd, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Australia- August 3rd, 2012

Smoke from fires in Northern Australia blows in a northwesterly direction, towards the coast. Visible at the top right is Van Diemen Gulf, in which sediments can be seen streaming outward from the coast, carried by ocean currents. At the bottom left, sediments can also be seen filling the southern part of the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf.

Fires in Australia’s Northern Territory During Dry Season – June 11th, 2012

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June 11th, 2012 Category: Fires, Sediments

Australia - June 9th, 2012

Plumes of smoke from fires in Australia’s Northern Territory blow towards the northwest. Most of the fires are burning near the coast, and there are two main clusters: to the east, in Arnhem Land, near the Gulf of Carpentaria, and to the west, near the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf. Such blazes are typical in the region at this time of year, as the dry season runs from May to October.

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