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Mississippi River Flowing Through Southern USA to Gulf of Mexico

32.4N 91.6W

November 28th, 2012 Category: Rivers

USA – November 25th, 2012

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest river system in North America. It rises in northern Minnesota and meanders slowly southwards for 2,530 miles (4,070 km) to the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico (bottom). The river either borders or cuts through ten states. Here, it can be seen in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Formed from thick layers of this river’s silt deposits, the Mississippi River Valley is one of the most fertile agricultural regions of the country,

Sediments Along Southern Coast of Louisiana, USA – November 21st, 2012

29.9N 90W

November 21st, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

USA – November 19th, 2012

Sediments seep out of the shores of southern Louisiana, particularly around the mouth of the Mississippi River (lower right), giving the waters of the Gulf of Mexico varying brown and green hues. Sediments and algal growth can also be seen in Lake Pontchartrain, with the city of New Orleans visible as a grey area along its southern shores.

Many Fires in Louisiana and Southern USA – November 9th, 2012

29.8N 91.1W

November 9th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – November 8th, 2012

Plumes of white smoke from fires in southern USA can be seen scattered throughout the image. While the thumbnail shows fires in southern Lousiana, clustered near the Mississippi River, in the full image fires can be seen near the coast in southern Mississippi and Alabama, and as far east as Florida.

Fires in Southern USA by Gulf of Mexico Coast

29.7N 95.3W

October 29th, 2012 Category: Fires, Sediments

USA – October 28th, 2012

Fires near the coast of southern USA, by the Texas-Louisiana border, release plumes of smoke that blow south, over the Gulf of Mexico. Visible to the left of the two west-most smoke plumes is the city of Houston. On the right side of the image, New Orleans and the sediment-laden mouth of the Mississippi River can be observed.

Hurricane Isaac (09L) West-Southwest of New Orleans, USA – August 29th, 2012

28.9N 86.2W

August 29th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Storm Isaac (09L) – August 27th, 2012

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Track of Hurricane  Isaac (09L) - August 29th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Hurricane Isaac

At about 16:20 UTC on August 28, Isaac attained hurricane status about 75 mi (115 km) south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, based on data from the Hurricane Hunters.

As of 12 p.m. CDT (1700 UTC) August 29, Hurricane Isaac (09L) is located within 15 nautical miles of 29.7°N 90.8°W, about 10 mi (15 km) northwest of Houma, Louisiana and about 45 mi (75 km) west-southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Maximum sustained winds are 65 knots (75 mph, 120 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 973 mbar (hPa; 28.73 InHg), and the system is moving northwest at 5 kt (6 mph, 9 km/h). Hurricane force winds extend up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center of Isaac, and tropical storm force winds up to 175 miles (280 km) from the center.