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Conserving the Territory : six stories for publication, prepared for N.T. Conservation Commission



Conserving the Territory : six stories for publication, prepared for N.T. Conservation Commission

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by Wendy Kirke


Kirke, Wendy


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).






Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory; Administrative agencies -- Australia

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1 volume (various paging) ; 30 cm.

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6. A COMMISSION WITH PURPOSE CONT . Various other government departments such as Primary Production, Mines and Energy and NTEC are also concerned \rlth responsible development. It is the role of the Conservation Commission to be available to provide researched and well documented material for the work of these departments as well. One of the most important areas of research being undertaken by the Commission is now being made possible through the Landsat satellite facility. The revolving 'radio telescope' near the Alice Springs CSIRO laboratory is a vital link in the high technology chain enabling detailed photography or imagery of the land and the collection of computerised material. This $4.2 million receiving station, the fifteenth in the world, is making it possible to map environmental changes in selected areas in fine detail and with the utmost accuracy. Two pilot studies are being implemented in the Territory: one covering the MacDonnell Ranges in the Centre, and the other recording information on the wetlands in the Top End. With this type of satellite technology information can be readily recorded by computer tapes and detailed in photographs. This amazing equipment will provide the first regional inventory and detailed-survey of the two pilot study areas. ' Landsat satellites orbit the earth every eighteen days to give a repetitive and continuing picture of the changes in vegetation, response to fire, information

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