Lake Tuz

Lake Tuz
  • Credit:

    NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team

Lake Tuz (Tuz Gölü meaning Salt Lake in Turkish) is located slightly west of central Turkey. It is one of the world’s largest hypersaline lakes with a surface area of approximately 625 square miles.

In this image Lake Tuz is white, bright cyan, blue and green. Vegetation is green and bare ground is tan.

This Landsat 5 image was acquired June 2009. It is a true color image using TM bands 3, 2, and 1. Lake Tuz falls on Landsat WRS-2 Path 176 Row 33.

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  • TIFF 62 MB

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  • Data Date:

    June 1, 2009
  • Visualization Date:

    December 22, 2011
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 5 - TM
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