January 30, 2004
This Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) image, shows the south east American coastline. This image follows along the Gulf of Mexico, from the Mexico border and through the Texas cities of Corpus Christi and Houston to the Louisiana border. In the top left of the image is the city of Dallas, and further south Austin. The green colour in the Gulf near to the coast is sedimentation caused by the numerous rivers flowing into the sea along this stretch of coast. This is particularly evident at Port Arthur further north east up the coast from Houston. At the confluence of the rivers Neches and Sabine brown sediment can be seen pluming into the Gulf.
Topics: Environment, Weather, MERIS, Spectrometers, Gulf of Mexico, Intracoastal Waterway, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Texas