Wildfires in California

A bit of snow still clings to the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California (left) in these true-color MODIS image from June 6 and 8, 2002. A broad central valley, called the Sacramento Valley in the north and the San Joaquin Valley in the south, lies between the Sierra Nevadas and the Coast Ranges along the Pacific Ocean. Where the state line between California and its eastern neighbor, Nevada, makes a sharp southeastward turn, Lake Tahoe straddles the states. borders. To the southwest of the Lake, a grayish cluster of pixels nestled in Sacramento Valley is the city of Sacramento itself. Southwest of Sacramento, out on the coast, lies San Francisco Bay, ringed with cities and towns, the entire southern coastline has a gray, urban-landscape perimeter. At bottom center of the image, a bank of clouds is packed in the Gulf of Santa Catalina around the Channel Islands and the city of Los Angeles. Above the clouds, smoke from the large Wolf Fire and smaller Copper Fire is streaming out over the ocean. At lower right, the Colorado River marks the sinuous boundary between California and Arizona, and the Salton Sea (large body of water in southern California) shows the sometimes unpredictable result of trying to tame Nature.s rivers; the sea was formed when irrigation channels diverting water from the Colorado burst and its waters rushed into the desert.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Carlos Solís
Venetian Republic Map

"Carte de L'Ancienne Venetie"
Source: Histoire de la République de Venise by P. Daru. Chez Firmin Didot, 1819

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Smoke and pollution in Eastern China

Smoke from several fires (red dots) and air pollution blankets eastern China in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from October 2, 2002. Bo-Hai Bay is at upper right, and two large Chinese rivers are visible: the Yellow River (north of center) and the Yangtze River (south of center).
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Carlos Solís
Historical flat Earth map

MAPPA MUNDI in JEAN MANSEL La Fleur des Histoires. Valenciennes, 1459-1463
Source: Simon Marmion

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Bilbao public transport

Bilbao public transport. Metro Bilbao, commuter rail Renfe, Eusko-tren, Eusko-tran, Feve, Vizcaya Bridge, Artxanda Funicular.

Por Carlos Solís