Adriatic Sea

Adriatic Sea
  • Credit:

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

This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from May 18, 2002, shows Italy (boot-shaped country in the center) extending out into the Adriatic Sea (east) and the Tyrrhenian Sea (west). At the southwest tip of Italy is the island of Sicily. At Italy.s northern border with Switzerland and Austria are the snow-covered Alps.

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  • Data Date:

    May 18, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    May 24, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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