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Lakes in Central Highlands of Tasmania, Australia

41.8S 146.7E

February 28th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Australia - January 16th, 2011

Several lakes can be observed in the center of the island of Tasmania, Australia. The irregularly shaped lake near the image center is Great Lake, a half man made lake located within the sparsely inhabited Central Highlands municipality.

Other nearby bodies of water include Arthurs Lake to the east and Lake Echo to the southwest. Lake King William (below) and Lake St Clair (above) can be observed west of Lake Echo.

Lakes and Inlets in Southwestern Tasmania, Australia

42.9S 146.1E

February 14th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Australia - February 1st, 2011

Several lakes and inlets can be observed in this image of southwestern Tasmania, Australia. The largest inlet is Macquarie Harbour, in the upper left quadrant. To the southeast are the inlets of Port Davey (left), adjacent to Bathurst Harbour (right).

Further inland, the largest bodies of water are Lake Gordon (above) and Lake Pedder (below). The former is a reservoir created by the Gordon Dam on the upper reaches of the Gordon River in south-west Tasmania, Australia. Lake Pedder is connected to Lake Gordon through the McPartlans Pass Canal.

Vegetation Index of Eastern Australia

January 17th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Australia - December 30th, 2010

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of eastern Australia, including (from bottom to top) Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland (in full image).

The index is highest (green) along the coastline, and becomes progressively lower (yellow to white) as one moves further inland towards the country’s arid interior.

Melbourne and Phytoplankton Near Tasmania, Australia

37.8S 144.9E

November 20th, 2010 Category: Phytoplankton

Australia - November 9th, 2010

A faint phytoplankton bloom can be observed in the Tasman Sea, between the Australian mainland (above) and the island of Tasmania (below).

The city of Melbourne can be observed on the mainland, on the shores of Port Phillip, a large bay in southern Victoria, Australia. Geographically, the bay covers 1930 km2 and the shore stretches roughly 264 km. Although it is extremely shallow for its size, most of the bay is navigable.

Forested and Mountainous Areas Near Victoria and New South Wales Coasts, Australia

36.8S 148.9E

November 11th, 2010 Category: Clouds, Mountains

Australia - October 10th, 2010

While much of the landscape of the Australian states of Victoria  and southern New South Wales appears green and relatively flat, the brown areas near the coast are mountainous. Many of the brown areas near the eastern coast are national parks and state forest reserves, including Alpine National Park in Victoria.

The terrain beings to turn reddish in the upper left quadrant, as one moves toward the country’s arid interior. In the full image, the island state of Tasmania can also be observed to the south. Several condensation trails (or contrails) from passing aircraft appear as grey streaks over the water between the island and the mainland.