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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 Everglades and Nearby Cities of Miami, Fort Myers and Port Charlotte

26.1N 80.9W

December 12th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Sediments

USA - December 10th, 2010

The Everglades at the tip of the Florida Peninsula, USA, appear an intense, dark green color near the shore and brownish further inland, while the waters around them and the islands of the Florida Keys are bright teal.

Moving from the southwest to the southeast coast, the city of Miami and other nearby urban areas appear greyish in color. The cities of Port Charlotte and Fort Myers can be observed on the opposite coast, also appearing as a greyish tan area, by the Charlotte Harbor Estuary. Between the two coastal urban areas, Lake Okeechobee can be noted, partially covered by white clouds.

Miami, Between Everglades and Lake Okeechobee, USA

25.7N 80.2W

November 18th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Sediments, Wetlands

USA - November 9th, 2010

Although most of the coastline of the state of Florida is framed by greenish sediments, they are particularly concentrated in and around the Everglades, at the southern tip of the peninsula.

Visible north of the Everglades is a large, rounded, dark blue body of water: Lake Okeechobee. The city of Miami and its surrounding urban conglomeration can be observed along the east coast between the lake and the everglades.

Everglades and Lakes on the Florida Peninsula, USA

October 27th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - October 15th, 2010

Sediments line the coast of Florida, particularly on the western side of the peninsula and near the tip, between the Everglades wetlands and the chain of islands known as the Florida Keys. On the eastern side, the cities of Miami and Fort Lauderdale can be seen sprawling along the coast to the right of the Everglades.

The large, dark blue body of water in the southern half of the peninsula is Lake Okeechobee, while the smaller, bright green lake to the north (best observed in the full image) is Lake Apopka. To its north is a thick, dark blue band lying parallel to the east coast – this is the St. Johns River.