Swamped down under
January 8, 2011
This image, acquired by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS), on 2 January 2011 shows the inundated areas currently causing misery in Australia's northeastern state of Queensland. The image shows an area measuring approximately 450 km from east to west and about 350 km north to south. Although much of the ground is shrouded by cloud, the murky brown river flood water can clearly be seen.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Space exploration, Meteorology, Atmospheric sciences, Imaging spectrometer, Flood, MERIS, Envisat, Spectrometers, Hydrology, spectroscopy, European Space Agency, Spaceflight, Queensland, Australia