Landsat 8 Image of Van Diemen Gulf
This image of the Van Diemen Gulf was acquired by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) onboard the Landsat 8 satellite on November 18, 2023.
Located on the shore of the Northern Territory in Australia, the Gulf connects to the Timor Sea in the north via the Dundas Strait, seen between the land masses of Melville Island and the Cobourg Peninsula, which contains the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park. The darker blue area on the left side of the image is the Clarence Strait, that leads to the Beagle Gulf.
Known for warm and shallow waters, the nearly 6,200 square mile Van Diemen Gulf is fed by river discharge during the rainy season of November to May. The churning water can be seen as different shades of blue in this image.
Learn more about Landsat images here: https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/what-are-band-designations-landsat-satellites.
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November 18, 2023