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Fire by Appalachian Mountains, USA

36.5N 84.8W

November 22nd, 2012 Category: Fires

USA – November 21st, 2012

A plume of smoke from a fire by the Appalachian Mountains and the Kentucky-Tennessee, USA, border area can be see blowing south-southwestwards, towards the ridges of the mountain range. The mountains are characterized by a ridge and valley pattern, with dark brown ridges easily distinguishable via satellite from bright greet valeys .

USA from Pamlico Sound to Appalachian Mountains

35.3N 75.8W

November 12th, 2012 Category: Mountains, Sediments

USA – November 10th, 2012

Green sediments create swirled patterns in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, and along the Outer Banks, the row of low, sandy barrier islands that separate the sound from the Atlantic Ocean. At 129 km (80 mi) long and 24 to 48 km (15 to 30 miles) wide, it is the largest lagoon along the east coast of the USA. Pamlico Sound is linked on the north with Albemarle Sound through Roanoke Sound and Croatan Sound (passages).

Also of interest in this image are the Appalachian Mountains, visible upon opening the full version. The Appalachian chain is a barrier to east-west travel as it forms a series of alternating ridgelines and valleys oriented in opposition to any road running east-west. These alternating ridges and valleys are easily discernible as alternating brown and green lines.

Smoke from Fires in Appalachian Mountains and County Line Fire, USA – April 14th, 2012

35.1N 83.2W

April 14th, 2012 Category: Fires

USA - April 13th, 2012

This image shows plumes of smoke from wildfires in the Appalachian Mountains in the southeastern United States of America. The ridges of the mountains appear brown in contrast to the more green terrain of the valleys between and below them.

Visible in the full image is some smoke from the County Line Fire, near the Florida-Georgia border. During the early morning hours on the day this image was captured, the smoke moved in a westerly direction. The exact location of the source of the smoke is difficult to pinpoint, however, due to clouds hanging over the area.

East Coast Cities and Appalachian Mountains, USA – March 14th, 2012

39.2N 76.6W

March 14th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

USA - March 11th, 2012

Multiple cities can be observed along the eastern coast of the United States of American in this image, appearing as grey areas (best observed upon opening the full image). From the upper right, moving southwestward near the shoreline, one can see Boston, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; New York City, New York; Trenton, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; and Washington, D.C.

Visible further east are the Appalachian Mountains. The Appalachian chain is a barrier to east-west travel as it forms a series of alternating ridgelines and valleys oriented in opposition to any road running east-west. These alternating ridgelines and valley appear as alternating lines of brown and green, respectively.

Ridges of the Appalachian Mountains, USA – November 28th, 2010

36.8N 80.1W

November 28th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

USA - November 8th, 2010

The Appalachian Mountains appear as a series of brown ridges running parallel to the east coast of the United States of America. In the full image, the contours of these ridges and the green valleys between them can be seen in great detail. The height of individual mountains averages around 3,000 ft (900 m).

The range is mostly located in the United States but extends into southeastern Canada, forming a zone from 100 to 300 miles (160 to 480 km) wide, running from the island of Newfoundland 1,500 miles (2,400 km) south-westward to central Alabama in the United States.