Spain and Portugal

Spain and Portugal
  • Credit:

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

This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from April 20, 2002, shows spring green expanding across Portugal (left) and Spain (right). Snow cover has been pushed back to only the highest elevations of the Pyrenees Mountains (upper right), which separate Spain from France. At bottom is the North African country of Morocco.

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  • Data Date:

    April 20, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 27, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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