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File:2011 Flooding in Brisbane Suburbs.JPG


English: This detailed satellite photograph illustrates flooding in metropolitan suburbs of the Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Please note that the top of the photo is oriented approximately to the South-West and not to the North. The image, taken by astronauts on board the International Space Station, highlights several suburbs along the Brisbane River in the southern part of the Brisbane metropolitan area. The light-coloured rooftops of residences and other structures contrast sharply with green vegetation and brown, sediment laden flood-waters. Most visible low-lying areas are inundated by flood-water, perhaps the most striking being Rocklea at image upper left. The suburb of Yeronga (image lower left) also has evident regions of flooding, as does a park and golf course located along a bend in the Brisbane River to the south of St. Lucia (image centre). Flooding becomes less apparent near the higher elevations of Mt. Coot-Tha at image right.
Date 13 January 2011
Source NASA Earth Observatory
Author ISS Expedition 26 crew

Camera location

27° 30′ 0.00″ S, 153° 0′ 0.00″ E

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Image acquired with a Nikon D2Xs digital camera using an 800 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Centre.


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