Satellite Images of East Timor, 1972-2000

Case Study: 
East Timor
Date range of image: 
1972 to 2000

1972 Landsat Multi-Spectral Scanner (MSS) image mosaic of East Timor.

1972 Landsat Multi-Spectral Scanner (MSS) image mosaic of East Timor. The mosaic is comprised of some of the first Landsat MSS images. Image dates (from left to right): 8/13/72, 10/23/72, 10/17/1973. Vegetation appears red in this image, while rivers appear blue-green, and clouds white. View detailed description of creation of mosaic.

1979 Mosaic of Landsat MSS images of East Timor.

1979 Mosaic of Landsat MSS images of East Timor. Note the seasonal difference between the western (9/05/78) and central (7/19/80) regions of the island. The eastern image is dated 10/13/79. View detailed description of creation of mosaic.

1990 mosaic of Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) images.

1990 mosaic of Landsat Thematic Mapper™ images. Vegetation appears green in this mosaic. Drier areas and urban development appear pink, and water blue. Image dates (left to right): 9/20/89, 9/20/89, 10/05/91. Detailed description of creation of mosaic.

Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper (ETM+) mosaic of East Timor from 1999-2000.

Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper (ETM+) mosaic of East Timor from 1999-2000. The center image (9/08/99) captures some of the unrest in Dili at that time (see Dili fires). The southern image is also from 9/08/99, and the eastern image is from 8/18/00. View detailed description of creation of mosaic.