Northern Italy and the Alps

Northern Italy and the Alps
  • Credit:

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

This is probably about the time of year when the Alps have the least snow cover. Also visible in this SeaWiFS image is the perpetually hazy Po River valley, the Arno river plume, and an interesting semicircular wave pattern centered on the Marches coast. The waves are possibly an atmospheric feature.

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  • Data Date:

    September 9, 1999
  • Visualization Date:

    September 9, 1999
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS


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