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Popcorn Clouds Over Florida, USA

27.9N 82.4W

April 7th, 2013 Category: Clouds

USA – April 6th, 2013

Popcorn clouds speckle the skies over much of the state of Florida, USA. Visible through the clouds are bodies of water, such as Lake Okeechobee (below) and cities such as Tampa and St Petersburg (west coast) and Miami (southeast coast). This is due to the fact that popcorn clouds tend to appear only above vegetated areas, since they are formed by water vapor released by plants that rises and eventually condenses into clouds.

Smoke from Fire in Florida, USA, Blowing Due South

26.9N 80.7W

November 10th, 2012 Category: Fires

USA – November 8th, 2012

A fire can be seen near the west coast of Florida by the top edge of this image. Smoke from the fire is blowing due southward. Also of note are sediments along the state’s coastlines, particularly along the western shores down to the Everglades, Lake Okeechobee (near the image center), and the city of Miami, appearing as a grey area on the east coast.

Florida, the Bahamas and Cuba

24.5N 79.2W

April 9th, 2011 Category: Lakes

USA and Cuba - March 30th, 2011

The southern part of the Florida Peninsula, USA, can be seen in the upper left quadrant of this image. Lake Okeechobee appears as a dark blue, circular area near the east coast, while the Everglades are visible along the southwest coast.

The island-nation of Cuba occupies the lower half of the image, and the Bahamas can be found at the upper and center right. The bright blue color surrounding the islands is due to the shallower waters over the limestone platforms of the Bahama Banks.


Condensation Trails Over Northern Florida, USA

29.6N 82.2W

January 16th, 2011 Category: Clouds, Lakes

USA - December 29th, 2010

The Florida Peninsula stretches across this image, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Inland, a notable body of water is Lake Okeechobee, appearing brownish in color towards the southern tip of the peninsula.

At the northern end of the peninsula, by the border with Georgia, many condensation trails (or contrails) can be seen criss-crossing the skies. These series of lines are vapor trails from passing aircraft.

Vegetation Index of Florida and Southern Georgia and Alabama, USA

30.0N 82.6W

December 29th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Vegetation Index

USA - December 29th, 2010

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of Florida and parts of southern Georgia and Alabama, USA, during winter. Green areas indicate good photosynthetic activity, while yellow areas indicate low activity.

No rusty red areas, which would indicate high activity, are present. The index is highest to the west, along the Florida panhandle and in southern Alabama. The land around Lake Okeechobee on the Florida Peninsula shows the lowest index.