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

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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.

Fires Near King Sound in Western Australia

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August 2nd, 2012 Category: Fires, Lakes

Australia – August 1st, 2012

Several wildfires can be seen releasing plumes of smoke that blow in a generally westerly direction in this image of Western Australia. Fires can be seen southeast of Lake Argyle (image center) and northeast of King Sound, the sediment-filled body of water in the upper half of the image.

Fires South of Lake Argyle, Australia – June 30th, 2012

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June 30th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Lakes

Australia – June 26th, 2012

Plumes of smoke from two large bushfires south of Lake Argyle (top center), near the border between Australia’s Northern Territory (right half of image) and Western Australia (left half of image) blow to the West. The plume of smoke from the fire to the South fans out over a greater area. Such fires are common in this part of Australia during the southern hemisphere winter, and this season they have been further spurred by dry conditions in the preceding months.

Fires Near Lake Argyle and Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, Australia

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June 9th, 2012 Category: Fires, Sediments

Australia - June 7th, 2012

Plumes of smoke from fires burning in Australia’s Northern Territory, near the border with West Australia, blow due west-northwestward. Several plumes are located east of the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, while others are to the south of the gulf and east-southeast of Lake Argyle. Rivers emptying into the gulf release a thick load of sediments that color its water opaque tan.

Smoke from Fire Blows Over Lake Argyle, Australia

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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.