Barge Traffic on the Mississippi River

Barge Traffic on the Mississippi River
  • Credit:

    NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using EO-1 ALI data from the NASA EO-1 team.
Barges travel down the Mississippi River near Greenville on August 23, 2012. Earlier in the week, a nearby section of the River was closed to barge traffic due to low water. This natural-color image was collected by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    August 12, 2012
  • Visualization Date:

    August 24, 2012
  • Sensor(s):

    EO-1 - ALI
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration