• Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The emerald-green and turquoise-blue waters of the Bahamas glow brilliantly against the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean in this true-color Terra MODIS image from December 13, 2002. The brightly colored waters illustrate the Great Bahama Bank, which is a platform of land that was submerged as the continental glaciers of the last ice age melted. The platform’s depth ranges from 25 meters to just barely covered by the tropical waters.

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  • Data Date:

    December 13, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    December 30, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration