Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Data visualizers and remote sensing scientists make true- or false-color images in order to show the features they are most interested in, and they select the wavelength bands most likely to highlight those features. Combining red, green, and blue bands results in a true-color satellite image, such as this view of Lake Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan.

Read more: Why is that Forest Red and that Cloud Blue? How to Interpret a False-Color Satellite Image.

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  • Data Date:

    August 26, 2013
  • Visualization Date:

    March 4, 2014
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration