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Fires On and Around Isthmus of Tehuantepec and Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

17.7N 93.4W

June 16th, 2011 Category: Fires

Mexico - May 23rd, 2011

Thick smoke from fires on and around the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, blows northward over the Gulf of Mexico.

In the full image, a cluster of fires can be seen in the mountains on the left side of the image, and individual blazes can be discerned through the thick, smoky veil near the Laguna de Términos (right side of image, northern coast).

 

Sediments Lining West Coast of Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico – March 24th, 2011

18.5N 91.5W

March 24th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Mexico - March 23rd, 2011

This image shows the part of Yucatán Peninsula, in southeastern Mexico, along the Gulf of Mexico. The peninsula lies east of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (lower left quadrant, where the land is narrowest).

The peninsula is the exposed portion of the larger Yucatán Platform, all of which is composed of carbonate and soluble rocks, mostly limestone. Here, sediments, probably carrying limestone, can be seen along the coast, particularly by the Términos Lagoon or Laguna de Términos (center).

Sediment-Laden Laguna de Términos, Mexico – January 31st, 2011

18.5N 91.5W

January 31st, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Mexico - January 15th, 2011

The Laguna de Términos (Términos Lagoon) is made up of 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, in the southwestern part of the Mexican state of Campeche.

Here, the rich sediments can be seen in the lagoon itself and also spreading along the coastline. The lagoon is about 112.5 square km in area (about 50 miles long and 20 miles wide). Twenty-nine percent of the lagoon is covered with seagrass.

Sediments in Términos Lagoon and on Western Coast of Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

19.6N 90.4W

November 19th, 2010 Category: Sediments

Mexico - November 9th, 2010

Green sediments line the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, particularly along its western shores. The sediments appear teal green between the center and the top of the image, but dark green as one moves westward.

The Laguna de Términos (Términos Lagoon) is also filled with dark green sediments. It is located in the southwestern part of the Mexican state of Campeche, and is connected to the Bay of Campeche by two channels. The lagoon is best observed in the full image, by the western coast near where the sediments change in color from dark green to teal.

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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