SeaWiFS: Hazy Eastern Mediterranean

SeaWiFS: Hazy Eastern Mediterranean
  • Credit:

    Credit line for all images: Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

The air over the Mediterranean is often hazy. This is the case in this SeaWiFS image captured on July 19, 2001. Much of the haze is dust form the Sahara. Mt. Etna in northeastern Sicily can also be seen contributing a slender plume, and a few possible small plumes of smoke or pollution are scattered about the Balkan Peninsula. Much of the Danube River is visible as it flows across the region -- emerging from under cloud cover just north of Budapest and flowing south and then east between the Transylvaniana Alps to the north and the Balkan Mountains to the south before emptying into the Black Sea.

Images & Animations

File

File Dimensions

  • 600x600
  • JPEG 46 KB
  • 2500x2500
  • PNG 9 MB

Note: Often times, due to the size, browsers have a difficult time opening and displaying images. If you experiece an error when clicking on an image link, please try directly downloading the image (using a right click, save as method) to view it locally.

Metadata

  • Data Date:

    July 19, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    July 19, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

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