United States West Coast

United States West Coast
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image shows the northwestern United States. Forested mountains dominate the Pacific Coast from Washington (top) through Oregon and California to the south. At bottom right is Nevada and to its north, Idaho. The terrain of Nevada is dominated buy by the Great Basin region of the U.S., and area of semi-desert in the shadow of the rain-trapping mountains to the west.

Images & Animations


File Dimensions

  • 1000x1300
  • JPEG 325 KB
  • 2000x2600
  • JPEG 1 MB
  • 4000x5200
  • JPEG 3 MB

Note: Often times, due to the size, browsers have a difficult time opening and displaying images. If you experiece an error when clicking on an image link, please try directly downloading the image (using a right click, save as method) to view it locally.


  • Data Date:

    October 12, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    November 4, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration