Spain and Portugal

Spain and Portugal
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA/GSFC

This MODIS true-color image shows a relatively cloud-free view of Portugal (westernmost country outlined) and Spain. At the top right of the image, the Pyrenees Mountains separate Spain from France. They appear to be still holding snow at higher elevations. In the bottom center of the image, you can see the Strait of Gibraltar, which is a channel between the Mediterranean Sea to the right, and the North Atlantic, to the left. The tip of Morocco can be seen on the southern side of the Strait.

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  • Data Date:

    May 28, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    May 28, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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