- August—Shallow waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria
- July—Very low ground cover revealed by satellite monitoring
- June—Ancient lava and a very new satellite
- May—Out of the shadows…
- April—From cane to coal, the diverse landscape west of Mackay in Central Queensland
- March—Record-breaking flood fills the Paroo River
- February—Oldest Queensland Landsat Image Discovered
- January—Fire, Central Highlands, Queensland
- December—Mapping gullies at the speed of light
- November—Eyre Creek, Western Queensland
Welcome to the Remote Sensing Image Gallery. Our images of the month highlight the science behind some fascinating views of Queensland.
August—Shallow waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria
Shallow waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria
Unusual patterns are visible in the waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Stripes and loops decorate the ocean, 45 nautical miles off shore from the town of Karumba in North-West Queensland. Read more.
July—Very low ground cover revealed by satellite monitoring
Very low ground cover revealed by satellite monitoring
In the drought-declared regions of North-West Queensland, ground cover levels are well below normal for the time of year. Scientists used satellite imagery to map whether the ground was covered by green vegetation, dry and dead vegetation, or bare soil. By comparing the current situation with historical data, scientists pinpointed areas where ground cover levels are well below average. Read more.
June—Ancient lava and a very new satellite
Ancient lava and a very new satellite
Scientists are excited to see the first images of Queensland from the new Landsat 8 satellite. This image of Flinders River and the basalt plateaus of North Queensland was captured on 31 May 2013, just hours after NASA transferred control of the satellite to the US Geological Survey. Read more.
May—Out of the shadows…
Processed image of Main Range National Park, South-East Queensland.
This image of Main Range in South-East Queensland looks strangely flat. Despite peaks in this area reaching over 1000m high, they appear to cast no shadows. Read more.
April—From cane to coal, the diverse landscape west of Mackay in Central Queensland
From cane to coal, the diverse landscape west of Mackay in Central Queensland.
The diversity of the landscape west of Mackay is showcased in this Landsat image. Visible as a series of small pink and green squares, sugarcane fields surround the urban areas of Mackay and Sarina. Read more.
March—Record-breaking flood fills the Paroo River
Record-breaking flood fills the Paroo River.
Water spreads across the landscape in this satellite image of Queensland’s south-west, captured in March 2010. Record-breaking rains had filled river channels, lakes and clay pans across this semi-arid region, home to the internationally-significant wetlands of Currawinya National Park. Read more.
February—Oldest Queensland Landsat Image Discovered
Oldest Queensland Landsat Image Discovered.
Captured on 29 July, 1972, this Landsat 1 image has the honour of being the oldest in Queensland’s satellite imagery archive. Landsat 1 had been launched only four days earlier. Read more.
January—Fire, Central Highlands, Queensland
Fire, Central Highlands, Queensland.
A fire burning in Central Queensland is captured by this Landsat image from early December 2012. Read more
December—Mapping gullies at the speed of light
Mapping gullies at the speed of light.
How do you find gullies in an area bigger than Greece? Read More
November—Eyre Creek, Western Queensland
Eyre Creek, Western Queensland.
Floodwaters flow down Eyre Creek during the wettest September on record. Read more
Last updated 30 August 2013