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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.

Southeastern USA, from the Mississippi River Valley to the Appalachian Mountains

33.7N 84.3W

November 3rd, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

USA - October 21st, 2010

This image shows a large area of the southern and eastern parts of the United States of America. In the bottom left corner,  New Orleans and the Mississippi River Delta in Louisiana can be observed, while the bottom right corner is occupied by the Florida Peninsula. The Gulf of Mexico stretches between the two.

The dark brown areas further inland belong to the Appalachian Mountains. In the full image, the city of Atlanta is easily spotted as a grey area south of the mountains. The left edge of the image appears light brown; this is the land in the Mississippi River Valley, much of which is used for farming.

Vegetation Index of Southeastern USA

33.7N 84.3W

January 28th, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

USA - January 5th, 2010

USA - January 5th, 2010

This FAPAR image shows the Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation of the southeastern USA. Visible states include: (from top to bottom along the coast) North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, as well as (from top to bottom inland) Tennessee and Alabama.

In FAPAR images, the color spectrum over land runs from red (1.0, highest photosynthetic activity), to green, to yellow and white (0.0, lowest activity). Here, most of the land visible is light green, although a substantial yellow area can be observed near the tip of Florida and around the city of Atlanta (upper left quadrant).