Lake Volta, Ghana

Lake Volta, Ghana
  • Credit:

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

This true-color image of Lake Volta in Ghana was acquired March 31, 2002 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). Lake Volta is one of the world's largest artificially created lakes. Lake Volta is actually a reservoir formed from the damming of the Volta River, and extends 250 miles north of the Akosombo Dam. The lake covers an area of 8,482 square km.

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  • Data Date:

    March 31, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 7, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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