Southern India

A few scattered fires burned in southern India on January 14, 2004, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( MODIS ) on NASAs Terra satellite captured this image. The fires have been marked with red dots. The two mountain ranges of southern India are defined by dark green vegetation that contrasts with the desert landscape. The Western Ghats run down the west coast of the Indian peninsula. Covered in montane and tropical rain forests, the mountains are home to a wide range of plants and animals, including Asian elephants and Indian tigers. Forming a “v” with the Western Ghats and running up the northeastern side of the Indian peninsula are the smaller Eastern Ghats. In between the two is the Deccan Plateau, a region of flat highlands.
Source: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Mapas Owje