Tamaulipas Mexico
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Tamaulipas, Mexico

January 16, 2006
This Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) image is centered over the northern Gulf-coast state of Tamaulipas, Mexico.

It borders with the Mexican states of Vera Cruz to the south, San Luis Potos to the southwest, and Nuevo Len to the west. To the east it faces the Gulf of Mexico and to the north it borders with the state of Texas, USA.

The natural borderline with Texas is the Rio Grande, that can be traced (in this image) from the Falcon Reservoir in top left corner, through the bright area in the upper center part, and onwards to the Gulf of Mexico. A peculiar feature of the hydrography of Tamaulipas is the series of coastal lagoons formed by the building of new beaches across the indentations of the coast. The largest of these is the Laguna de la Madre (lower right), 125 m. long, which receives the waters of the Rio Conchas, and is separated in places from the Gulf by only a narrow ridge of sand dunes.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: ASAR
  • Acquisition: 01-Feb-2004
  • Orbit nr: 10057
  • Center coordinates: lat. 25.79, lon. -97.05

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