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Mississippi River Delta

Time, weather, and human intervention have all shaped the Mississippi Delta in Louisiana, a giant bird’s foot shape protruding into the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi River deposits sediment into the ocean, and over 25 years, NASA Landsat satellites observed changes in the delta’s shape.


NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using data provided by the University of Maryland’s Global Land Cover Facility.

Published October 7, 2007
Data acquired June 10, 1976 - October 15, 2001

Sources:
Landsat 4 > MSS
Landsat 7 > ETM+