SeaWiFS: Gulf Coast Sediments - related image preview

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SeaWiFS: Gulf Coast Sediments

In this SeaWiFS image captured on December 20, 2001, the view of the U.S. Gulf Coast shows turbid waters of various hues flowing out into the Gulf of Mexico. Areas like the Mississippi Delta, Atchafalaya Bay, and the Brazos River outflow appear fairly bright and light in color. The outflows from the Pascagoula and Sabine rivers, on the other hand, have a rich, dark brown color.

Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

Published December 20, 2001
Data acquired December 20, 2001

OrbView-2 > SeaWiFS
Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Rivers/Streams
Hydrosphere > Water Quality > Suspended Solids
Land Surface > Erosion/Sedimentation > Sediment Transport
Visible Earth