• Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

This MODIS true-color image is centered on Turkey. The northern coast, where Turkey meets the Black Sea, appears to be more heavily vegetated than the Mediterranean Coast, to the south. The whitish cluster of pixels in roughly the center of the country is Lake Tuz, a shallow, salt-water lake.

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  • Data Date:

    June 12, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    June 12, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration