Moe, Morwell & Traralgon - Victoria, Australia

Location of Morwell, Victoria

Location of Morwell, Victoria
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The cities of Moe, Morwell and Traralgon are located in the Latrobe Valley in eastern Victoria. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2011), and an older (1987) scene are available below in high resolution JPEG format.

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In this false colour swipe comparison, the extent of the urban areas of the three cities appear in red. Vegetation appears in a range of blue to green, with blue representing more irrigated vegetation. Darker shades of blue or green represent forests or plantations, with lighter shades showing grasslands or agriculture. Bare ground and rock appears bright yellow to green. As the centre of Victoria’s energy industry, the cities have expanded significantly in the last two decades. Moe has new residentials around Newborough, Morwell has expanded to the east, and Traralgon has spread largely to the north / northeast. The three main power stations in the region and their respective brown coal mines- Yallourn, Hazelwood and Loy Yang, can all be seen with increased and new open cut mining developments. Evidence of the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires can be seen southeast of Churchill.


1987 Moe, Morwell & Traralgon true colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 3 (visible red), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 30 December 1987
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 954KB]
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2011 Moe, Morwell & Traralgon true colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 3 (visible red), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 30 January 2011
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 1.03MB]
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1987 Moe, Morwell & Traralgon false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 1 (visible blue), 5 (mid-infrared) and 4 (near infrared) respectively
  • Image taken on 30 December 1987
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of red. Vegetation appears in a range of blue to green, with blue representing more irrigated vegetation. Darker shades of blue or green represent forests or plantations, with lighter shades showing grasslands or agriculture. Bare ground and rock appears bright yellow to green.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 1.16MB]
© Geoscience Australia

2011 Moe, Morwell & Traralgon false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 1 (visible blue), 5 (mid-infrared) and 4 (near infrared) respectively
  • Image taken on 30 January 2011
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 1.19MB]
© Geoscience Australia

Topic contact: earth.observation@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 27, 2011