Image of the Week - Flooding in Tweed Heads, Australia
Europe's Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites revealed flooding at Tweed Heads, New South Wales. Heavy rain that persisted for days in late February 2022 caused widespread flooding on Australia's east coast.
The Harmonized Landsat and Sentinel-2 (HLS) project combines the two satellite programs to enable global observations of the land every 2–3 days at 30-meter resolution. As they flooded, the Tweed River and Terranora Creek carried runoff sediment into the ocean,
shown with the lighter blue shade in the Sentinel images.
The USGS distributes Sentinel data through its EarthExplorer portal.