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Salt Flats, Mountain Ranges and Gulfs in South Australia – April 18th, 2011

31.8S 137.9E

April 18th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains, Salt Flats

Australia - March 31st, 2011

Several salt lakes appear as white salt flats in this image of South Australia, the largest of which are Lake Gardner (left) and Lake Torrens (right). Also visible in the full image is Lake Frome, further east.

Running between Lakes Torrens and Frome are the Flinders Ranges, the largest mountain range in South Australia. The ranges appear here as a dark brown area.

South of the ranges and Lake Torrens is the Spencer Gulf, appearing green from sediments and algal growth. To the southeast of Spencer Gulf, in the full image, is Gulf St. Vincent.

Area of Convection Over South Australia

27.6S 138.5E

February 23rd, 2011 Category: Clouds, Lakes, Rivers, Salt Flats

Australia - January 31st, 2011

An interesting, ball-shaped area of convection can be observed in South Australia, north of the Spencer Gulf. This area of convection was present at the same time Tropical Cyclone Yasi (11P) was affecting Queensland, Australia, to the north.

Several of the rivers in Australia’s Channel Country can be observed as brown lines just northwest of the convective area. To the southwest, Lake Torrens and Lake Gardner appear as large white salt flats.