Painting the Desert

Earth As Art 6 satellite image - "Painting the Desert"

Detailed Description

The Lake Eyre Basin is one of the driest places in Australia. But this image features a rare green flush to this otherwise parched landscape. Streams and creeks that drain into the basin are usually dry, but storms in March 2018 delivered water to these braided channels. By April, the floodwater had receded and left a green expanse behind. Scientists use satellites to track such flooding and greening events.

  • Collection: Earth As Art 6
  • Source: Landsat 8
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Image Dimensions: 3900 x 4200

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US