Volga River and Caspian Sea

Volga River and Caspian Sea
  • Credit:

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

This MODIS image from May 17, 2002, shows the Volga River running north-south and emptying into the Caspian Sea. At lower left, extensive cultivation of the land can be seen in the regular patterns of fields. The light-colored waters of the Caspian Sea may be due to high sediment in the rivers that flow into it, as well as pollution and aquatic plant growth.

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  • Data Date:

    May 17, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    May 24, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration