Carrizozo Malpais

Carrizozo Malpais
  • Credit:

    NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team

The Carrizozo Malpais is a 47-mile long lava flow located in south-central New Mexico. It is a remnant of the Holocene Epoch and one of the longest know lava flows from that period. It is approximately three miles in width at its widest and 0.6 miles in width at it’s narrowest. In this Landsat 7 image the dark brown almost black feature in the middle is Carrizozo Malpais. It is surrounded by desert in brown.

This Landsat 7 image was acquired on March 28, 2002. This is a natural-color image using ETM+ bands 3, 2, and 1. Carrizozo Malpais falls on Landsat WRS-2 Path 33 Row 37.

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  • Data Date:

    March 28, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    November 23, 2009
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 7 - ETM+
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