San Salvador Departamento Map, El Salvador

Cabecera : San Salvador. Altura : 658 m. Población Total : 1 831 532 habitantes. Extensión : 886.15 Km2. Densidad de población : appr. 2 067 habitantes por Km2. Tasa de crecimiento geométrico : 2.9 %. Tasa global de fecundidad : 2.4 Hijos por mujer. Tasa de mortalidad infantil : 27.4 por mil. Esperanza de vida al nacer : 70.8 años. Saldo neto migratorio : 20.7 miles.
Source: owje.com

Por Carlos Solís
Silt in the Mid-Atlantic states

As the remnants of Hurricane Ivan moved north over the United States, it dumped torrential rain in southeastern and mid-Atlantic states, triggering inland flooding. Major rivers, including the Ohio, Susquehanna, and Deleware Rivers, pushed over their banks and forced evacuations. Muddy run-off has colored the rivers around the Chesapeake Bay a dirty brown in these true-color images, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( MODIS ) on NASAs Terra satellite on September 20 and 21, 2004. By this time, the floods had largely subsided, but evidence of flooding remains in this image. The top third of the Chesapeake Bay, normally clear and dark, is now mud colored as sediment-laden flood water drains into the bay. The Susquehanna River flows down from the top left corner of the image into the bay, and the Delaware is visible under the clouds coming out of the top right corner.
Source: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Carlos Solís
Satellite Image, Photo of Rio Paraiba do Sul, Brazil

Rio Paraiba do Sul, Brazil January 1986. The sediment-laden Rio Paraiba do Sul is observed as it flows eastward and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The delta and floodplain created by this river provide ample pastureland for raising cattle on the open savanna along the coast. The faint outline of Campos, a city of nearly 500 000 people, can be seen along the Rio Paraiba do Sul 35 miles (55 kilometers) from the river's mouth. Campos is the hub of both the cattle industry and an agricultural region known for its sugar production. In colonial times, Campos was one of the major gateways to the interior of Brazil. One of the most striking features in this nearly vertical photograph is the numerous striated beach terraces that generally parallel the coastline. The curving coastline near the southern edge of the photograph is Cabo de Sao Tome; the murky, grayish feature in the southwest corner of the photograph is part of Lake Feia..
Source: National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA/JPL/NIMA

Por Carlos Solís
South America Political Map

South America is the southern continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; North America and the Caribbean Sea lie to the northwest.
Source: owje.com

Por Carlos Solís