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Fires Near Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, Australia – June 8th, 2012

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June 8th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Sediments

Australia - June 7th, 2012

Fires burning east of the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf release plumes of smoke that blow towards the west-northwest. The gulf is a large body of water off the coast of the Northern Territory, Australia and Western Australia and part of the Timor Sea. Another large plume of smoke can be observed west of the gulf, on an island or peninsula near the shoreline. The smoke from this fire blows in a west-southwesterly direction. Visible to the south is a smoky veil over the Western Australia landscape.

Fires Near Coast in the Kimberley, Australia – June 2nd, 2012

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June 2nd, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Australia - May 31st, 2012

Fires can be seen in the Kimberley, one of the nine regions of Western Australia, particularly near the coast. The region is located in the northern part of Western Australia, bordered on the west by the Indian Ocean, on the north by the Timor Sea, on the south by the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts, and on the east by the Northern Territory. Although the Kimberley has a tropical monsoon climate, it is currently in its dry season, which lasts from May to October. This increases the likelihood of wildfires in the region.

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.

Smoke from Fires in Northern Territory Cover Part of Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, Australia – April 29th, 2012

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April 29th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Sediments

Australia - April 28th, 2012

Sediments from the Victoria River, in the Northern Territory, Australia, flow into Joseph Bonaparte Gulf in the Timor Sea. Here, the mouth of the river is covered by thick grey smoke from wildfires. Several fires can be observed, releasing plumes of smoke that fan out in a northwestward direction, over the lower reaches of the gulf.

Sediments in Van Diemen Gulf Near Melville Island, Australia

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January 12th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Sediments

Australia - January 12th, 2012

Sediments can be observed in Northern Australia in Van Diemen Gulf, between Arnhem Land, of the attached Cobourg Peninsula, and Melville Island. The gulf is connected to the Timor Sea in the west by the Clarence Strait and to the Arafura Sea in the north by Dundas Strait (between Melville Island and Cobourg Peninsula). The sediments are carried into the gulf by rivers including the South Alligator River, the East Alligator River and the Adelaide River.

Melville Island or Yermalner Island lies in the eastern Timor Sea, off the coast of the Northern Territory of Australia. It is west of the Cobourg Peninsula in Arnhem Land. At 5786 km2 it is just outside the 100 largest islands in the world, but is the second biggest island in Australia, after Tasmania (and excluding the continental landmass).

Visible by the bottom edge is the Lakes Argyle and Kununurra Ramsar Site, which comprises an extensive system of artificial freshwater reservoirs, with their associated permanent wetlands, formed by damming the Ord River in the eastern part of the Kimberley Region of northern Western Australia.