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NASA Image Shows La Niña-Caused Woes Down Under
Description: For Australia, La Niña typically means above-average rains, and the current La Niña is no exception. Heavy rains that began in late December led to the continent's worst flooding in nearly a half century. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft has captured an image of the extensive flooding in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. [Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory]
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Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Publish Date: 1/7/2011
Reading Level: Basic
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