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Fire Near Pensacola Bay, in Florida, USA

30.4N 87.2W

May 21st, 2012 Category: Fires

USA - May 20th, 2012

A plume of smoke from a fire near Pensacola, Florida, rises upwards, creating a thick cloud, before blowing towards the northeast. Partially visible through the smoke is Pensacola Bay. Visible west of the fire is Mobile Bay, Alabama, and at the far left is part of the sediment-laden Mississippi Delta, in Lousiana. Visible to the east of the fire is Choctawhatchee Bay, and at the far right is the sediment-filled Apalachicola Bay, in Florida.


New Orleans and Mobile Bay Along Southern USA Shoreline

30.7N 88.2W

August 10th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - August 1st, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image stretches along the southern shoreline of the United States of America along the Gulf of Mexico, from Louisiana (left), to Mississippi, to Alabama, to the Florida Panhandle (right, visible upon opening full image). New Orleans and part of the Mississippi River Delta arm, in Louisiana, can also be seen entering the image from the left edge.

Bodies of water of note in this image include Lake Pontchartrain, north of New Orleans, and Mobile Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, lying within the state of Alabama. Its mouth is formed by the Fort Morgan Peninsula on the eastern side and Dauphin Island, a barrier island on the western side.

Mobile and Perdido Bays, USA

30.7N 88.2W

June 8th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA - June 2nd, 2009

Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA - June 2nd, 2009

Two bays can be seen draining into the Gulf of Mexico: Mobile Bay, in the center, and Perdido Bay, on the right. Here, the former is spilling a greater quantity of brown sediments into the gulf. On the left side of the image, several condensation trails are visible over land.

Mobile Bay is an inlet lying within the state of Alabama in the USA. Its mouth is formed by the Fort Morgan Peninsula on the eastern side and Dauphin Island, a barrier island, on the western side.

Mobile Bay is 413 square miles (1,070 km2) in area. It is 31 miles (50 km) long by a maximum width of 24 miles (39 km).

It is the fourth largest estuary in the United States, with a discharge of 62,000 cubic feet (1,800 m3) of water per second.

The deepest areas of the bay are located within the shipping channel, sometimes in excess of 75 feet (23 m) deep, but the average depth of the bay is 10 feet (3 m).

The Mobile River and Tensaw River empty into the northern end of the bay, making it an estuary. Several smaller rivers also empty into the bay: Dog River, Deer River, and Fowl River on the western side of the bay, and Fish River on the eastern side.

Perdido Bay is a bay draining the Perdido River that lies on the borders of Baldwin County, Alabama and Escambia County, Florida. It lies west of the Florida communities of Pensacola and Perdido Key and east of the Alabama communities of Orange Beach and Lillian.

Ono Island and the mouth of the bay are within Alabama territory, as the Florida border crosses the barrier islands just east of Perdido Pass and Alabama Point, where the bay empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

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