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Fires Near Bays Along Texas Coast, USA – November 8th, 2012

29.2N 94.7W

November 8th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – November 7th, 2012

Fires near Houston, Texas, USA, release bright white plumes of smoke that blow southward off the coast and over the Gulf of Mexico. The fire releasing the thickest smoke plume is located southeast of Houston, near the shores of East Bay, a section of the larger Galveston Bay. Moving westward down the coast, a small plume of smoke can be seen near the shores of West Bay, also part of Galveston Bay. The last smoke plume is visible even further west, near East Matagorda Bay.

Fires Near Texas Coast, USA

29.7N 95.3W

November 7th, 2012 Category: Fires

USA – November 7th, 2012

Plumes of smoke from two fires blow southward over the Gulf of Mexico. The fires are burning near the coast of Texas, south of the city of Houston, which is visible as a grey are near the image center. Also of note is some phytoplankton growth and/or presence of sediments in the waters of the gulf.

Fires in Southern USA by Gulf of Mexico Coast

29.7N 95.3W

October 29th, 2012 Category: Fires, Sediments

USA – October 28th, 2012

Fires near the coast of southern USA, by the Texas-Louisiana border, release plumes of smoke that blow south, over the Gulf of Mexico. Visible to the left of the two west-most smoke plumes is the city of Houston. On the right side of the image, New Orleans and the sediment-laden mouth of the Mississippi River can be observed.

Fires in Louisiana, USA – April 25th, 2012 – Eosnap Celebrates its 5000th Post!

29.7N 95.3W

April 25th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

Fires in Louisiana, USA - April 24th, 2012

Texas Bays - April 21st, 2012

Sediments - April 18th, 2012

Plumes of smoke from fires both east and west of the Mississippi River are visible in this image of Louisiana, USA. The largest fire can be observed near the coast to the east of New Orleans, releasing a plume of smoke in a southerly direction.

New Orleans appears as a greyish tan area on the banks of the Mississippi River and the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. Sediments from the Mississippi River color the waters of the Gulf of Mexico a brown color in the delta region. A slight phytoplankton bloom can be seen near the bottom edge in the lower left quadrant.

The detail images show sediments in the Gulf of Mexico: the first focuses on sediments in the gulf between the city of Houston, Texas (left) and Vermilion Bay, Louisiana (right). The bay is full of brown sediments, while those further down the coast line create swirled patterns of green and blue. The second detail images shows sediments in numerous, interconnected bays along the coast of Texas, approaching the border with Mexico.

Houston and Galveston Bay in Texas, USA – January 15th, 2012

29.3N 94.6W

January 15th, 2012 Category: Image of the day

USA and Canada - December 26th, 2011

This orthorectified image shows the city of Houston, Texas, by Galveston Bay. The bay is a large estuary located along the upper coast of Texas in the United States. It is connected to the Gulf of Mexico and is surrounded by sub-tropic marshes and prairies on the mainland. The water in the Bay is a complex mixture of sea water and fresh water which supports a wide variety of marine life.

The Galveston Bay system actually consists of four main subbays: Galveston Bay proper (upper and lower), Trinity Bay, East Bay, and West Bay. The Bay is fed by the Trinity River and the San Jacinto River, numerous local bayous and incoming tides from the Gulf of Mexico. Many smaller bays and lakes are connected to the main system such as Christmas Bay, Moses Lake, Dickinson Bay, Clear Lake, Ash Lake, Black Duck Bay, and San Jacinto Bay. The Bay covers approximately 600 square miles (1,500 km²), and is 30 miles (50 km) long and 17 miles (27 km) wide. Galveston Bay is on average 7–9 feet (3 m) deep.