Caucasus Mountains to Mesopotamia

Caucasus Mountains to Mesopotamia
  • Credit:

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

Running from the Black Sea in the western part of the image to the Caspian Sea at right, the snow-covered Caucasus Mountains separate Russia (north) from Georgia (south). Central Georgia has some lowland areas, but farther south the terrain climbs again to the Lesser Caucasus. Also visible in the image is the Euphrates River, cutting a green path across the deserts of Syria and Iraq. This image is from MODIS on April 11, 2002.

Images & Animations


File Dimensions

  • 1050x1400
  • JPEG 358 KB
  • 2100x2800
  • JPEG 1 MB
  • 4200x5600
  • JPEG 3 MB


  • Data Date:

    April 11, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 21, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration