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Sediments In and Around Términos Lagoon, Mexico

18.6N 91.5W

December 17th, 2012 Category: Sediments

Mexico – December 16th, 2012

Bright tan and green sediments spill forth from the Laguna de Términos (Términos Lagoon), in Carmen Municipality in the southwestern part of the Mexican state of Campeche. The lagoon is actually a series of rich, sediment-laden lagoons and tidal estuaries connected by two channels to the Bay of Campeche in the southern part of Gulf of Mexico. Moving eastward from its swampy shores up the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, the sediments take on a bright blue and then green color. The city of Campeche can be seen by the coast near the color-change, and the city of Merida can be seen further northeast, slightly inland, in the upper right corner.

Vegetation Index of Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico – January 7th, 2012

20.0N 88.8W

January 7th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Vegetation Index

Mexico - January 6th, 2012

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of the Yucatán Peninsula. The peninsula comprises the Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo; the northern part of the nation of Belize; and Guatemala’s northern El Petén Department.

Photosynthetic activity is generally mixed between good (green) and high (rusty red) across the peninsula, with some areas of concentrated higher activity to the south and some areas of low activity (yellow) along the northern coast.

Lagoons and Rivers Near the Coast of Mexico in Campeche

17.9N 92.8W

January 5th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Mexico - December 23rd, 2011

On the right side of this APM image is a system of lagoons (dark green) near the coast of Mexico. Visible on the left side of the image are various rivers, flowing towards the Gulf of Mexico. The lagoons are part of the deltaic plain of the Usumacinta River, in the state of Campeche.

The lagoons are separated from the Gulf of Mexico by an area of sandy dunes. The principal lagoons in the system are Atasta, Pom, Río Muerto and Palancares Lagoons. The two largest lagoon are Laguna Atasta (left) and Laguna Pom (right), which are connected by a narrow channel.

Uniform Vegetation Index of Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

19.9N 90W

November 5th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Mexico - November 4th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of part of the Yucatán Peninsula, in Mexico. The western coastline near Campeche, above the Términos Lagoon, is framed by greenish sediments.

The land visible shows levels of photosynthetic activity that range from good (green) to high (rusty red). Some areas of low activity (yellow) can be observed near the bottom edge.

Sediments in the Bay of Campeche by the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico – February 1st, 2010

18.6N 91.8W

February 1st, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Mexico - January 26th, 2010

Mexico - January 26th, 2010

Laguna de Términos

Laguna de Términos

Sediments create a greenish halo around the western and northwestern shores of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, reaching far out into the waters of the Bay of Campeche. The bay is the southern bight of the Gulf of Mexico. It is surrounded on three sides by the Mexican states of Campeche, Tabasco and Veracruz.

The close-up focses on the Laguna de Términos (Términos Lagoon), which is connected by two channels to the Bay of Campeche, in the southwestern part of the Mexican state of Campeche. It is actually not one sole lagoon, but rather is composed of a series of rich, sediment-laden lagoons and tidal estuaries. The Isla del Carmen, on which Ciudad del Carmen is located, can be seen between the lagoon and the Bay of Campeche.

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