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Volga River and Caspian Sea

This MODIS image from May 17, 2002, shows the Volga River running north-south and emptying into the Caspian Sea. At lower left, extensive cultivation of the land can be seen in the regular patterns of fields. The light-colored waters of the Caspian Sea may be due to high sediment in the rivers that flow into it, as well as pollution and aquatic plant growth.


Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Published May 24, 2002
Data acquired May 17 - 17, 2002

Source:
Terra > MODIS
Topics:
Atmosphere > Air Quality > Emissions
Atmosphere > Air Quality > Smog
Collection:
MODIS Rapid Response