Southern United States

Southern United States
  • Credit:

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

Heavy sediment from the Mississippi River, whose pale, broad alluvial plain stands out against greener vegetation left of center, is churning in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana Coast. At image right, several fires (red dots) have been detected by MODIS in Georgia, as well as south into Florida and west into Alabama. This image was acquired on May 20, 2002.

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  • Data Date:

    May 20, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    May 26, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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