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Fine-scale terrain detail of Australia released today

CSIRO Media Release – 15 December 2008
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These images illustrate the stark difference between those taken using the old 'nine-second' (left), and new 'one-second' digital elevation models. The images were taken in the vicinity of 141E 27S, in the Strzelecki Desert on the border between South Australia and Queensland. A variety of arid landforms are represented including linear dunes, lakes and upland drainage networks.

Image credit – Australian National University (left) and Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, Australia (right)

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