Southern China

Southern China
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The coastal waters of southern China are swirling with colors that probably indicate the presence of both sediment and phytoplankton. Right of center a black outline marks the location of Hong Kong. At lower left is Vietnam. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    October 8, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    October 29, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
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