Spring in Southeastern Europe
May 22, 2005
Just a few short weeks have brought on a blush of spring green vegetation in southeastern Europe and the Middle East, as this rollover pair of true-color Terra MODIS images shows. The top image, acquired May 8, 2005, shows the Elburz Mountains ringing the southern end of the Caspian Sea in Iran covered in deep green. This green stretches to the Kopet Mountains in the east along the Iran-Turkmenistan border, and to the northwest into Armenia and Georgia. In the mouse over image acquired April 13, 2005, the vegetation is less intensely green, and the plume of sediment deposited by the Atrak River at the southeast end of the Caspian is much smaller.