Thought we’d share this beautiful look at the northern Gulf, brought to us by the skilled folks at NASA’s MODIS Rapid Response Team. It’s detail from a MODIS/Terra satellite image shot at mid-day local time on March 5. Striking aqua patterns of ocean color and turbidity; tan sediment plumes issuing from the mouths of the Mississippi Delta; sharply delineated white-sand beaches of the Florida Panhandle, Mississippi and Alabama; brown late-winter marshes of the Louisiana coast.
I can almost taste the gumbo. And the jello shots.
This makes a great desktop background, so click to get the big version.
|MODIS/Terra satellite image, Gulf of Mexico – March 5, 2012.|