Eruption of Stromboli Volcano, Italy

Situated on one of Italys Aeolian Islands due north of Sicily, the Stromboli Volcano began another of its recurrent eruptions on Dec. 28, 2002. Seismologists have recorded increasing activity within Stromboli since May 2002. On Nov. 15 a small amount of lava began to flow from one of its summit craters. These true-color images of Stromboli were acquired in late Dec. 2002 and January 2003 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), aboard the Aqua and Terra satellites.The red outline shows the hot crater where lava has been flowing. Stromboli is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth and has been erupting off and on for about 2,000 years.
Source: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Carlos Solís
Map of Tabasco (State), Mexico

Capital Villahermosa, Superficie: 58,092 km², Altitude: 10m over sea level, Geographic coordinates: 17.59' degrees north, 102.18' degrees west, Total length of paved and unpaved highways of the State: 7,729.15 kms.
Source: SCT - Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes

Por Carlos Solís
Satellite Image, Photo of Western Venezuela

In northwest Venezuela, a vast stretch of plains called the Llanos rests at the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite detected numerous fires (red dots) scattered across the region, even in wetland areas between two of the Llanos’ majors rivers: the Apure (running from center toward the right of the image) and the Meta (flowing northeast from bottom left). Where the Meta leaves the Columbia-Venezuela border, it is joined by the Atabapo River and becomes the Orinoco, which flows out to meet the Atlantic. In the high-resolution imagery, dark purplish-brown burn scars are apparent against the green vegetation of the prairies. At bottom right, the grasses of the llanos give way to the upper reaches of the Amazon Rainforest. This image was captured December 12, 2002.
Source: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Carlos Solís
Michigan State Map, United States

County boundaries and names, county seats, rivers. Original Scale 1:2,500,000 U.S. Geological Survey, 1972 limited update 1990
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Por Carlos Solís
Ice Floes off Labrador

With the onset of spring and warmer temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere, ice is melting and breaking up all along Canadas Labrador Coast. In this true-color scene, acquired on May 28, 2002, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), the snow- and ice-covered coastline is clearly visible, outlined by Newfoundlands many inlets and rugged terrain. Just offshore, the sea ice appears as a softer bluish-white; the criss-crossing lines are stress fractures as the ice breaks up into large chunks. The white swirls visible farther out to sea are comprised of crushed ice where the Labrador icepack has been ground up into finer floes, comprised of chunks on the order of a few metres across. The wind and water currents organize these floes into bands that get carried out to sea. From space, these bands of small floes look like wispy filaments?not so to a ship on the surface trying to navigate through them. These ice floes can be hazardous to maritime vessels traveling along the Labrador Coast.
Source: Image courtesy Liam Gumley, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Por Carlos Solís
Map of Oaxaca (State), Mexico

Capital Oaxaca, Superficie: 95,364 km², Altitude: 1,550m over sea level, Geographic coordinates: 17.03' degrees north, 96.43' degrees west, Total length of paved and unpaved highways of the State: 15,947.24 kms.
Source: SCT - Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes

Por Carlos Solís