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Sierra Madre Reaching Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico

17.8N 95.2W

November 22nd, 2010 Category: Mountains

Mexico - November 9th, 2010

The part of Mexico where the land is narrowest, on the right side of this image, is the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. It is located between the Gulf of Campeche (part of the Gulf of Mexico) to the north, and the Gulf of Tehuantepec (of the Pacific Ocean) to the south.

The Sierra Madre breaks down at the isthmus into a broad, plateau-like ridge. Its higher zones, however, are visible to the west in the left half of the image; their height is evident in comparison with the flat, low-lying lands along the coastline.

Isthmus of Tehuantepec Between Gulfs of Campeche and Tehuantepec, Mexico – May 29th, 2010

17.0N 95W

May 29th, 2010 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Mexico - May 11th, 2010

Mexico - May 11th, 2010

The Isthmus of Tehuantepec is located in southern Mexico, between the Gulf of Campeche on the Gulf of Mexico to the north, and the Gulf of Tehuantepec on the Pacific Ocean to the south.

The isthmus has a width of 137 miles (220 km) at its narrowest part. Numerous bays and inlets of varying sizes can be seen along the northern and southern coasts. Here, smoke from some fires can be seen in the lower right quadrant.

Smoky Skies Over the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico – May 22nd, 2010

17.0N 95W

May 22nd, 2010 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Mexico - May 7th, 2010

Mexico - May 7th, 2010

Smoke from numerous fires veils the skies over and near the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in southern Mexico. The isthmus is situated between the Gulf of Campeche on the Gulf of Mexico to the north, and the Gulf of Tehuantepec on the Pacific Ocean to the south.

From gulf to gulf the isthmus is 137 miles (220 km) wide at its narrowest part; and it is 120 miles (193 km) from the Gulf of Campeche to the head of Superior Lagoon, an inlet on the Gulf of Tehuantepec. The isthmus is a broad, plateaulike ridge. Its climate is hot, but Pacific winds often bring relief. The northern side is swampy.

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