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Clouds Over the Caspian Sea

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April 11th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

Caspian Sea - March 30th, 2011

A layer of white clouds hangs over the central-northern part of the Caspian Sea, seemingly confined by the sea’s shorelines.

The clouds do not obscure the northernmost part of the sea, however, where green sediments and algae from the Volga River pour in, coloring the waters bright green and teal.


2 Responses to “Clouds Over the Caspian Sea”

  1. 1

    Thank you for your sharing your images. I would like to ask about the, “cloud cover,” over the Caspian Sea. Your comments do not state what time of year these images were taken over the Caspian Sea? The, “clouds that cover the Caspian Sea,” do they appear year round? Is cloud cover only at certain times of the year? I have been trying to find an answer for this but I have not found an answer thus far.

    I have found limited information about the Caspian Sea that borders Iran, but no information about the weather conditions on the Azerbaijan or Russian borders, i.e., Northern side of the Caspian Sea. I would like to know where I can get information about seasonal weather conditions on the Caspian Sea and visibility in the air over the Sea vs underwater visibility.

    Thanking you once again.


  2. 2

    Hello JJ and thank you for you interest in our satellite imagery. Image was acquired on March 30th, 2011 (you can find the date at the bottom of each image). For the other questions, I can suggest you to access our image catalog ( and to try to find other images over that area.

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