Water Clarity in California

Water Clarity in California
  • Credit:

    Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

High sediment loading can be seen in San Francisco Bay in this SeaWiFS image. The upper corner of this image also contains one of the more dramatic examples of human induced change in a body of water, the two-toned Great Salt Lake in Utah.

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  • Data Date:

    August 14, 1999
  • Visualization Date:

    August 14, 1999
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS


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