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Fires in Southern USA, by Lake Ouchita and Toledo Bend Reservoir – December 14th, 2012

30.8N 93.2W

December 14th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – December 13th, 2012

Several fires can be seen in the southern USA (best observed upon opening the full image). In the upper left quadrant, a fire can be seen in the Ouchita Mountains, on the northern shores of Lake Ouchita, in Arkansas. The plume of smoke from this blaze is blowing due north. In the full image, at least five other fires can be seen in and near the mountains, in both Arkansas and Oklahoma.

In the lower half of the image, three fires can be seen between Lake Sam Rayburn (left) and the Toledo Bend Reservoir (right), in eastern Texas, with two other fires visible southeast of the Toledo Bend Reservoir, west and east of the city of DeRidder, Louisiana.

 

Fires Around Ouchita Mountains, USA

34.5N 95.2W

December 12th, 2012 Category: Fires

USA – December 12th, 2012

Several fires can be seen in southeastern Oklahoma and southwestern Arkansas, around the Ouachita Mountains. The range itself runs through west central Arkansas and southeastern Oklahoma, although its subterranean roots may extend as far as central Texas (in the full image, the city of Dallas can be seen to the southwest). The Ouachita Mountains form the U.S. Interior Highlands, one of the few major mountainous regions between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains.

Flooding Threat Continues as Hermine Becomes Extratropical – September 9th, 2010

September 9th, 2010 Category: Floods, Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression Hermine (10L) - September 8th, 2010

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At 10:00 PM CDT (03:00 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Hermine (10L) was located about 40 miles (60 km) south-southwest of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and about 150 miles (240 km) north-northwest of Dallas/Love Field, Texas – near latitude 34.9 North and longitude 98.0 West.

Tropical Depression Hermine is expected to become extratropical as it moves northeastward across Oklahoma Wednesday evening and early Thursday. Maximum sustained winds are near 25 mph (40 km/hr), with higher gusts. Minimum central pressure is 1003 mb (29.62 inches).

Flood and flash flood watches, warnings and advisories remain in effect from south central Texas, northward across Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas, across Missouri and Arkansas into southwestern Illinois.

Additional rainfall amounts of three to six inches, with localized higher amounts, can be expected through
thursday from eastern Texas and Oklahoma into Mssouri and Arkansas.

South-Central USA Vegetation Index Increasing from SW to NE

34.2N 99.9W

June 29th, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

USA - June 1st, 2010

USA - June 1st, 2010

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of central-southern USA, including states such as Texas and Oklahoma. A small part of the Gulf of Mexico can be seen in the lower right hand corner.

The vegetation index becomes progressively higher as one moves from the southwest to the northeast: the lower left side of the image shows the lowest index of photosynthetic activity (white to light yellow), while the upper right side shows the highest index (dark green to red).

Texas and Oklahoma, United States of America

32.8N 96.7W

June 14th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

USA - June 1st, 2010

USA - June 1st, 2010

Here, parts of Oklahoma (above) and Texas (below) can be observed. The city of Dallas, Texas, stands out as a gray area surrounded by lakes to the right.

The USA comprises 48 conterminous states occupying the mid-continent, Alaska at the northwestern extreme of North America, and the island state of Hawaii in the mid-Pacific Ocean, for a total of 50 states. Area, including the U.S. share of the Great Lakes is 3,676,486 sq mi (9,522,055 sq km). The population (2009 est.) is  around 307,226,000.

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