posted on Nov, 6 2005 @ 09:59 AM
Ok, here's what I dug up.
The airfield just a few kilometres north of that pattern is Learmonth Airport, not a military facility but just a regional airfield servicing the town
. I'm sure that the airport has an emergency capability for the Air Force too
though, as it looks like it has some air force style aircraft shelters.
Here's a map of the Pilbara region to get your bearings, including Exmouth and Learmonth
. Learmonth has a radar nearby that is part of the Bureau of Meteorology, this location of which (and the current weather) is shown on
this map here
Now I apologize, but I'm not really sure how to link to places on Google Maps very well, so this is a first attempt. Nventual, there is a similar
installation just north of the Exmouth township
There is another one even more north, and much bigger, right near the tip of
North West Cape
With the combination of the Airfield and the Bureau of Meteorolory stuff up there, I'd conclude that both the pattern you found and the ones I did
are part of a radar system/defense installation. Anyone in agreement?
Unrelated, but of interest is the Learmonth Solar Observatory
nearby. According to the
Australian Government IPS
(The Australian Space Weather Agency
) the Learmonth Observatory is also part of the Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) and is jointly
operated by the US Air Force.
EDIT: Removed incorrect info on Learmonth Solar Observatory.
[edit on 6/11/2005 by 4for4]