Persian Gulf

Persian Gulf
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

These images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) show the Persian Gulf and surrounding countries: (clockwise from bottom left) Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran. The mesh of gray green lines running through Iraq are the wetlands and streams along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers: the Fertile Crescent. Red boxes in indicate fires or thermal signatures from gas or oil well flares.

Images & Animations

File

File Dimensions

  • 700x900
  • JPEG 117 KB
  • 1400x1800
  • JPEG 399 KB
  • 2800x3600
  • JPEG 1 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.

Metadata

  • Data Date:

    October 27, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    November 16, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
Share
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration