Up. 5 April 2011Posted by marisacat in Australia, Divertissements, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
In early March 2011, over a period of just six days, the appearance of Australia’s channel country – a region of outback Australia located mostly in the state of Queensland but also in portions of South Australia, Northern Territory and New South Wales – changed dramatically. Rainwater filled typically dry river channels throughout the region, particularly in south-western Queensland. Channel country flooding is a fairly common occurrence at this time of year, but the summer of 2010-11 proved to be one of Australia’s wettest on record, leading to extensive flooding. Average rainfall was reported to be 70% above normal. Meteorologists attributed the unusually heavy precipitation to La Niña weather patterns [MODIS/Terra/NASA]
From an amazing gallery of satellite images, at the Guardian…