The Big Island of Hawaii
March 16, 2003
Boasting snow-covered mountain peaks and tropical forest, the Island of Hawaii, the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, is stunning at any altitude. This false-color composite (processed to simulate true color) image of Hawaii was constructed from data gathered between 1999 and 2001 by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) instrument, flying aboard the Landsat 7 satellite.
Topics: Environment, Landsat 7, Landsat program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Hospitality Recreation, Thematic Mapper, Earth, Hawaii, Nature, United States