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Borders Feature Revealing Lakes Near Turkey

40.3N 45.3E

February 10th, 2013 Category: Clouds, Lakes

Iran, Turkey, Armenia – January 27th, 2013

This cloud-covered image highlights the use of the Chelys Satellite Rapid Response System (SRRS) “borders” feature, which overlays countries’ boundaries on satellite images. Here, Iran, Turkey, Georgia, Russia and Azerbaijan can be observed counterclockwise from the bottom right, with Armenia in the center. While Lake Van, in Turkey, is partially visible through the clouds, the borders feature shows the location of other lakes that would be hidden: Lake Urmia (bottom), in Iran, Lake Sevan (center), in Armenia, and the Mingachevir Reservoir (upper right), in Azerbaijan.

Dust Over Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the Caspian Sea

40.3N 45.3E

June 3rd, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Lakes

Caspian Sea - May 31st, 2012

A plume of dust blows over the Caspian Sea and curves around the Georgia-Azerbaijan-Armenia border. Hovering over the sea and the border area between those countries, the dust veils part of the Caspian Sea but does not cover other large lakes such as the Mingacevir Reservoir, in Azerbaijan, and Lake Sevan, in Armenia. Visible to the north of the dust plume are sediments from the Volga River.

Lakes and Mountains Between Black and Caspian Seas

42.9N 44.2E

March 23rd, 2012 Category: Lakes

Black and Caspian Seas - March 20th, 2012

Two huge bodies of water: the Black Sea (left) and the Caspian Sea (right) can be observed by the edge of this image. Stretching between the two are the Caucasus Mountains.

Also visible between the seas, in the lower part of the image, are the dark blue Lake Van, in Turkey (below, center), the bright green Lake Urmia, in Iran (right of the former), and Lake Sevan, in Armenia (center). Lakes Van and Sevan are surrounded by snow, while Lake Urmia is ringed by white salt flats.

Lakes Urmia and Sevan, Iran and Armenia – March 10th, 2012

40.3N 45.3E

March 10th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Salt Flats

Caspian Sea - March 7th, 2012

The bright green lake in the lower part of this image is Lake Urmia, in Iran. The edges of the lake appear white as they are framed by salt flats. The southern part of the lake is shallower and thus appears lighter in color and shows more salt flats.

In the upper part of the image, on the contrary, is Lake Sevan, the largest lake in Armenia and the Caucasus region. It is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world. The lake appears dark blue in color, as it is significantly deeper than its southern neighbor. Lake Sevan is situated in the central part of the Republic of Armenia, inside the Gegharkunik Province, at the altitude of 1,900m above sea level. The total surface area of its basin is about 5,000 km2, the lake itself is 940 km2, and the volume is 34.0 bln cubic meters.

Lakes Van, Urmia and Sevan, in Turkey, Iran and Armenia

38.6N 42.9E

September 22nd, 2011 Category: Lakes

Turkey and Iran - September 9th, 2011

Visible in this image are three lakes arranged in a triangle: Lake Van, in Turkey (left), the reddish Lake Urmia, in Iran (right), and Lake Sevan, in Armenia (above). Each is the largest lake in its respective country.

While Lakes Van and Sevan appear dark blue, Lake Urmia is rusty red in color. It is saline and ringed by salt flats that are white in color where its waters have (partially) evaporated.

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