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Murray River Australia
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Murray River, Australia

January 18, 2006
This Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) image shows part of the state of Victoria in south Australia.

The capital city, Melbourne, is seen in grey color and partially covered with clouds in the bottom right part of the image. The marked contrast between the country's arid interior with salt lakes seen in bright white color and the coastal regions more vegetated can be seen in the top left part of the image.

The Murray River is in the top part of the image flowing towards the west where it empties into the Indian Ocean (its mouth is to the west of this image). The large dark areas (in grey color) seen in the left part of the image surrounded by green vegetation are land-protected areas by national and state parks where the semi-arid natural vegetation is preserved. They are the Big Desert (top) and Little Desert (bottom) Parks.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: MERIS
  • Acquisition: 20-Sep-2003
  • Orbit nr: 08129
  • Center coordinates: lat. -36.91, lon. 143.53


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