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.

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  • Data Date:

    October 27, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    November 16, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration