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Sediments in Lake Erie, USA

42.0N 81.3W

April 23rd, 2013 Category: Lakes, Mountains

USA – April 22nd, 2013

Sediments give the waters of Lake Erie a greenish tinge, in comparison to the deeper blue of the other North American Great Lakes. Despite some cloud cover, the outline of the northern section of Lake Michigan is visible due to superimposed borders recreated in the satellite imagery. Visible further south are the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains, which stretch from the southern USA to the northeastern part of the country.

Fire East of Columbus, Georgia, USA

32.4N 84.9W

November 27th, 2012 Category: Fires

USA – November 25th, 2012

The Appalachian Mountains cross the upper left quadrant of this image diagonally. Upon opening the full image, the patterns of their ridges and valleys can be appreciated. Visible south of the mountains by the left edge is the city of Atlanta, Georgia. Further south is the city of Columbus; east of the city a thick white plume of smoke can be observed.

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.

Fire Northeast of Georgia, USA

33.7N 84.3W

April 16th, 2012 Category: Fires

USA - April 15th, 2012

This image shows a thick plume of smoke from a wildfire blowing due southward. The fire is located near the North Carolina – South Carolina – Georgia border, south of the Appalachian Mountains (whose brown ridges are visible by the top edge) and northeast of Atlanta (appearing as a tan circular area near the left edge).