Northern Mexico

This pair of true-color images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) shows northern and southern Mexico in late 2002. In northern Mexico, a high plateau known as the altiplano is centered between the eastern and western Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges. The Baja California Peninsula can be seen at left. At bottom right of that image, Mexico City makes a large, grayish patch against the green landscape. Northeast of Mexico is Texas. In the image from December, the southern portion of Mexico is shown, emphasizing the fertile coastal plain along the Campeche Bay in the Gulf of Mexico (center). Right of center is the Yucatan Peninsula. At bottom right, the Chiapas region of Mexico meets the border of northwest Guatemala.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Mapas Owje