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Marshes

Above and Beyond: Lake Carnegie

This video provides striking space-based views of the marshes of Australia’s Lake Carnegie.
Credits

Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach in collaboration with the NASA Earth Observatory.

All images, illustrations, and videos courtesy of NASA except:
·       Celtic Monster illustration by John Dickson Batten
·       Phosphate mine photo courtesy of Pamlico-Tar River Foundation, Washington, North Carolina
·       Horicon Marsh photos and marsh wildlife photos courtesy of Andrea Gianopoulos
·       Sea creature illustration copyright The National Library of Israel, Shapell Family Digitization Project _and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Geography – Historic Cities Research Project
·       Assateague Island marsh photos courtesy of Lucy Albert
·       Muskrat photo courtesy of Dan Leveille
·       Peat fire photo courtesy of Guillermo Rein
·       Marsh algae photos courtesy of Andrea Gianopoulos
·       Close-up Lake Carnegie satellite image courtesy of the USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch
·       Photos of Tigris River and drained Mesopotamian Marshes courtesy of Dr. Michelle Stevens, iraqmarshrestoration.blogspot.com
·       Photo of boatmen in an Iraqi marsh courtesy of Hassan Janali, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
 
Music courtesy of Associated Production Music
Written by Andrea Gianopoulos
Designed by Marc Lussier
Transcript

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Satellite image of a red-brown land.
 
Text, Lake Carnegie, Western Australia. Ephemeral Lake Carnegie in Western Australia holds water only during periods of significant rainfall. In dry years, it is a muddy marsh.
 
An area on the image is circled and enlarged. The red-brown land transitions to bright green and blue colors.
 
Text, Images like this are created when a satellite gathers reflected sunlight from Earth's surface. Data are then processed and turned into color-coded maps of the land.
 
In this false-color composite image, black indicates deep water, while light blue is shallower water mixed with sediment.
 
Areas with vegetation are green, while bare ground is varying shades of red to brown.