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Sediments in Gulf of Mexico and Peaks of Sierra Madre Oriental, USA and Mexico

26.4N 99W

October 10th, 2011 Category: Mountains, Sediments

USA - September 26th, 2011

Sediments line the Gulf of Mexico by the coast of Texas, USA. Once one moves beyond the border, into the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, fewer sediments are visible along the shoreline.

While the land in Texas appears mostly flat, once one moves into Mexico the crests of the Sierra Madre Oriental can be observed. Heavily vegetated, they appear darker green and brown than the surrounding area.

Mexican Altiplano Between Sierra Madre Ranges

24.0N 102.4W

July 26th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Mexico - July 25th, 2011

Mainland Mexico show fertile green land along its coastal plains, both on the Pacific side (lower left) and that of the Gulf of Mexico (upper right). The central part of the country is considerably drier.

Two mountain ranges run down the sides of the country, parallel to the coasts: the Sierra Madre Oriental (east) and the Sierra Madre Occidental (west). The Mexican altiplano occupies the vast expanse of land between the eastern and western sierra madres.

Beginning of Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico

27.0N 102.1W

July 19th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Mexico - July 14th, 2011

This image of northern Mexico shows the beginning of the Sierra Madre Oriental (upper right quadrant), approximately 50 kilometers from the United States border. The mountain range starts at the Big Bend region of the border with the U.S. state of Texas and continues 1,350 kilometers until reaching Cofre de Perote, one of the major peaks of the Cordillera Neovolcánica.

The rest of the image is dominated by the Mexican altiplano, stretching from the United States border to the Cordillera Neovolcánica and occupying the vast expanse of land between the eastern and western Sierra Madre ranges.

Gulf of Mexico Coast from Matagorda Bay to Laguna de Tamiahua, USA and Mexico

25.6N 100.3W

June 22nd, 2011 Category: Fires, Mountains

Mexico and USA - June 20th, 2011

Popcorn clouds dot the skies near the border between Texas, USA, and eastern Mexico, near the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

Numerous sediment-filled bays and lagoons can be observed along the coast, from Matagorda Bay at the top right corner to Laguna de Tamiahua at the bottom edge.

The former is a large estuary bay on the Texas coast, separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Matagorda Peninsula. The latter is a brackish lagoon in the Mexican state of Veracruz, separated from the Gulf by Cabo Rojo, a barrier of quartzite sand deposited adjacent to the coast.

Inland, slightly southwest of the center of the image, is the city of Monterrey. It lies north of the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range, east of the Cerro de las Mitras mountain, and west of Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Mountain). In the full image, smoke from a fire can be observed in the mountains southeast of the city.

Guadalajara, Lake Chapala, and Popcorn Clouds by Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico

20.9N 100.7W

June 2nd, 2011 Category: Clouds, Mountains

Mexico - May 18th, 2011

The city of Guadalajara appears as a huge grey area just above the northwestern end of the greenish Lake Chapala, both near the center left edge.

Moving eastward, popcorn clouds (best observed in the full image) dot the skies over the coastal plain between the slopes of the Sierra Madre Oriental range and the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.