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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,

Fire by Appalachian Mountains, USA

36.5N 84.8W

November 22nd, 2012 Category: Fires

USA – November 21st, 2012

A plume of smoke from a fire by the Appalachian Mountains and the Kentucky-Tennessee, USA, border area can be see blowing south-southwestwards, towards the ridges of the mountain range. The mountains are characterized by a ridge and valley pattern, with dark brown ridges easily distinguishable via satellite from bright greet valeys .

Memphis and Arkabutla Lake, USA

35.1N 90W

January 17th, 2011 Category: Lakes

USA - December 26th, 2010

The city of Memphis seems to expand outwards from the upper left edge of this image. Memphis is located in the southwest corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The city is situated on the 4th Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers.

Memphis has an estimated population of 676,640, making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee, the third largest in the Southeastern United States,  and the 19th largest in the United States.

Visible to the south of the city, in the lower left corner, is Arkabutla Lake. It is a reservoir on the Coldwater River in the U.S. state of Mississippi, located less than 30 minutes south of the Tennessee state line. Arkabutla Lake is one of four Flood Damage Reduction reservoirs in northern Mississippi.

Southeastern USA from the Appalachian Mountains to the Everglades

35.5N 84.2W

October 19th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains

USA - October 15th, 2010

The full version of this image of the southeastern part of the United States of America includes the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida (from top to bottom along the eastern coast), as well as parts of Alabama (center left) and Tennessee (upper left).

Notable features in Florida include the green tinge around the Everglades wetlands by the tip of the peninsula, and Lake Okeechobee, a large lake in the southern half of the peninsula. Further inland, part of the Appalachian Mountains can be observed running from Alabama and up along the border between Tennessee and North Carolina.

Vegetation Index East and West of the Mississippi River, USA

33.3N 91.1W

May 19th, 2010 Category: Rivers, Vegetation Index

USA - April 28th, 2010

USA - April 28th, 2010

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of the land east and west of the Mississippi River in the United States of America. The states of Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri are visible here in the Mississippi Basin.

The river, its tributaries, and surrounding marshy areas appear yellow in color. The rest of the terrain appears green, indicating a good index of photosynthetic activity, and red, indicating high activity.