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Texas, USA

January 16, 2006
This Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) image shows the south east American coastline.

Along the Gulf of Mexico, from the Mexican border and through the Texan cities of Corpus Christi and Houston to the Louisianan border. In the top left of the image is the city of Dallas, and further south Austin. The green color 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.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: MERIS
  • Acquisition: 08-Jan-2003
  • Orbit nr: 04489


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