The Alphabet from Orbit: Letter H

The Alphabet from Orbit: Letter H
  • Credit:

    NASA Earth Observatory image using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Adam Voiland.

Hello H, what begins with H? Haze, hurricanes, and hydrocarbons. Hawaii and Hakodate. Hummocky humus heaped on these hills in the heart of Kyrgyzstan.

On, August 30, 2014, the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8 acquired this image of rivers running through colorful ridges in southwestern Kyrgyzstan.

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  • Data Date:

    August 30, 2014
  • Visualization Date:

    February 14, 2017
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 8 - OLI


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