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New Borders Feature in Action – January 27th, 2013 – EOSnap Celebrates its 6000th Post!

22.5N 31.7E

January 27th, 2013 Category: Clouds, Image of the day, Lakes

Egypt and Sudan – January 26th, 2013

Bolivia and Peru – January 26th, 2013

Mozambique – January 26th, 2013

USA – January 26th, 2013

Egypt, without borders

EOSnap celebrates our 6000th post by focusing on the new “borders” feature of the Chelys Satellite Rapid Response System (SRRS). The feature allows users to download satellite images that show not only a true, traditional view of the terrain below, but also the borders of countries. The feature is particularly useful for seeing the outline of land despite cloudcover. It can also be used to show the location of lakes.

In the main image, the border between Egypt and Sudan is clearly visible as a horizontal line. The contours of Lake Nasser, which would otherwise be invisible except for its southern tip due to heavy cloud cover (see thumbnail image “Egypt, without borders” for a look at the original, borderless image), are easily distinguishable, highlighted in blue. The thumbnail image of Mozambique shows the country’s shoreline despite an area of convection, in this case a potential area of cyclone formation, looming over the coast. The thumbnail image of Bolivia and Peru focuses on Lake Titicaca, and clearly shows where the lake is divided between the two countries. The thumbnail image of southern USA, in addition to sediments from the Mississippi River, shows the border between Louisiana (right) and Texas (left), as well as the Toledo Bend Reservoir, despite the thick clouds covering the upper half of the image.

Fires in Texas and Louisiana, USA – December 19th, 2012

29.7N 95.3W

December 19th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – December 18th, 2012

Two fires can be seen ablaze in southern USA. The larger of the two, which is easy to spot as a bright white plume by the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, is located southwest of Houston, Texas, near San Antonio Bay. The other fire, whose plume of smoke is fainter and more grey in color, is located across the Louisiana border, southeast of the Toledo Bend Reservoir.

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.