Southcentral United States

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( MODIS ) on NASAs Terra satellite captured this view of Texas on January 10, 2004. Texas is the southernmost extension of the Great Plains of North America, which stretch well into Canada in the north. The southern boundary of the Great Plains is the Edwards Plateau, the hilly region that forms a dark green semi-circle in the center of Texas. The orange area to the northwest of Edwards Plateau is Llano Estacado, a high, near featureless plain covered with wind-blown sand. The lack of green in the Llano Estacado is a testament to the dry barrenness of the landscape. Fed by weather systems from the Gulf of Mexico, eastern Texas is far greener. The largest cities of Texas form a triangle in the eastern half of the state. Dallas and Fort Worth form a large gray and tan circle in the northeast corner of the state. Houston is the gray circle near the Gulf of Mexico in the southeast, and San Antonio is the gray circle south of the Edwards Plateau. On January 10, a few fires, marked with red dots, were burning across the state.
Source: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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