Southern Florida's River of Grass
April 2, 2003
Florida's Everglades is a region of broad, slow-moving sheets of water flowing southward over low-lying areas from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico. In places this remarkable 'river of grass' is 80 kilometers wide. These images from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer show the Everglades region on January 16, 2002. Each image covers an area measuring 191 kilometers x 205 kilometers.
Topics: Environment, Everglades, Geography of the United States, Florida, Draining and development of the Everglades, Lake Okeechobee, Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer, Everglades National Park, Geography, River of Grass Florida, Gulf of Mexico