Cyclone rusty's rains stirred up sediment

Mar 05, 2013 by Rob Gutro
Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team Text; Rob Gutro, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

In the wake of Cyclone Rusty's heavy rains from the week of Feb. 25 when it made landfall near Port Hedland on the Pilbara coast of Western Australia, sediment filled many rivers and tributaries that flowed northwest into the Southern Indian Ocean.

In addition to sediment that was swept into the ocean, Rusty stirred up sediment from the ocean bottom.

The sediment appears as swirls in this true-color from the instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite on March 3, 2013 at 0600 UTC 1 a.m. EST).

Explore further: NASA sees Tropical Storm Linfa netween Taiwan and northern Philippines

Related Stories

NASA sees Cyclone Rusty threatening Western Australia

Feb 25, 2013

Tropical Cyclone Rusty formed on Feb. 24 and has already caused warnings up for the residents of northwestern West Australia, including Port Hedland. NASA's Terra satellite saw that outer bands of this quick-forming ...

Recommended for you

NASA sees Typhoon Nangka strengthen

4 hours ago

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Typhoon Nangka on July 6 and took an infrared look at the large storm as it strengthened from a tropical storm into a typhoon.

Volcanic eruptions slow down climate change - temporarily

11 hours ago

Although global concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has continuously increased over the past decade, the mean global surface temperature has not followed the same path. A team of international ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.