SeaWiFS: Gulf Coast Sediments

SeaWiFS:  Gulf Coast Sediments
  • Credit:

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

Various shades of brown color the water along the Louisiana/Mississippi/Florida coast as suspended sediments and colored organic matter flow out of the region's river systems. The bridge across Lake Pontchartrain into New Orleans is barely visible as a slightly brighter line against the lake's green and brown backdrop. What appears to be a smoke plume is streaming southward from the eastern shore of Pensacola Bay.

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  • Data Date:

    March 13, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    May 15, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

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