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Bahama Banks and Caribbean Nations

23.6N 75.5W

November 17th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and Neighboring Islands- November 14th, 2011

This image offers a look at central to eastern Cuba (left), Jamaica (lower center), Haiti (lower right), the Turks and Caicos islands (center right) and the Bahamas (upper left).

The waters around the Bahamas appear light blue, then suddenly change to navy blue, as they are significantly shallower – they flow over carbonate platforms that abruptly drop off to great depths. These platforms are known as the Bahama Banks.

Vegetation Index of Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, and Neighboring Islands

18.1N 77.3W

November 15th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and Neighboring Islands- November 14th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of central to eastern Cuba (left), Jamaica (lower center), Haiti (lower right), the Bahamas (upper left) and the Turks and Caicos islands (center right).

The vegetation index generally ranges from good (green) to high (rusty red) throughout the image, with a few small areas of low activity (yellow), mainly in the Bahamas. The index appears higher in Cuba and Jamaica than in Haiti.

Windward Passage Separating Cuba and Hispaniola

20.0N 73.8W

November 12th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Cuba - November 9th, 2011

This image stretches from the Bahamas (upper left) and the Turks and Caicos islands (above, center), across eastern Cuba (left), and Hispaniola (which includes Haiti, by the image center, and the Dominican Republic, partially obscured by clouds, to the right), and down to Jamaica (lower left).

Cuba and Hispaniola are separated by the Windward Passage, a strait in the Caribbean Sea. More specifically, the strait lies between the easternmost region of Cuba and the northwest of Haiti. 80km wide, the Windward Passage has a threshold depth of 1,700m. It connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean Sea.

Vegetation Index of Cuba, Hispaniola and Neighboring Islands

20.3N 74.2W

November 9th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Cuba - November 9th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of eastern Cuba (left), Jamaica (lower left), Haiti (center), the Dominican Republic (partially obscured by clouds, right), some of the Bahamas (upper left) and the Turks and Caicos islands (above, center).

The vegetation index generally ranges from good (green) to high (rusty red) throughout the image, with a few spots of low activity (yellow). The index appears higher in Cuba and Jamaica than on the island of Hispaniola (composed of Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

Islands in the Caribbean Sea

20.0N 73.8W

March 27th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Caribbean Sea - March 25th, 2011

Several archipelagos and island-nations are visible in this image of the Caribbean Sea. Some of the islands composing the Bahamas can be observed in the upper left quadrant, while the Turks and Caicos islands are visible to their east.

Below, the larger islands of Cuba (left), Hispaniola (right, including Haiti to the west and the Dominican Republic to the east) and Jamaica (lower left) can also be seen. Cuba and Hispaniola are separated by the Windward Passage, an 80km-wide strait.

 

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