Nicaraguan Volcanoes

Nicaraguan Volcanoes
  • Credit:

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

Smoke can be seen streaming from the vicinity of Nicaragua's Masaya volcano in this SeaWiFS image. Another smoke-like feature can be seen further north (perhaps originating at the San Cristobal volcano complex). The smoke plumes are set against the highly productive waters in the upwelling region known as the Costa Rica Dome.

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  • Data Date:

    February 14, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    February 14, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration