Middle East 01/25/02

MODIS image of the Middle East

MODIS bands 1,4,3 RGB true color image of the Middle East on the 25th of January 2002.

On January 25, 2002 MODIS captured this image of the Middle East, where snow had accumulated in the mountainous portion of the region. The countries visible in this image, clockwise from upper-left, are Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Several bodies of water are also visible: The Caspian Sea (upper-right), The Black Sea (upper-left), and the Persian Gulf (bottom-right), in which there is a discharge of sediment indicated by the green-blue swirls.

Text courtesy of NASA's MODIS instrument website.

Image courtesy of NASA's MODIS Land Rapid Response Team.