Western Turkey

Western Turkey
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz

The bulk of Turkey separates the Black Sea to the north from the Aegean and Mediterranean seas to the west and southwest, and southeastern Europe from southwestern Asia. This portion of Turkey is called the Anatolian Peninsula, and has been the birthplace of a number of civilizations, most notably Troy and the Ottomans. One of the last great emperors of Rome, Constantine the Great, made Constantinople the center of the Roman Empire. Today, Constantinople is known as Istanbul, and straddles the narrow Bosporus Strait at upper image left. The Bosporus connects the Sea of Marmara (literally, Sea of Marble) to the Black Sea. The small red dots throughout the image mark locations where the MODIS instrument detected actively burning fires; these are mostly located in southern Turkey and northwestern Syria.

Images & Animations

File

File Dimensions

  • 1200x900
  • JPEG 327 KB
  • 2400x1800
  • JPEG 1 MB
  • 4800x3600
  • 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.

Metadata

  • Data Date:

    June 23, 2005
  • Visualization Date:

    January 5, 2005
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
Share
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration