Satellite Image, Photo of Northeast Quebec and Labrador

Northeast Quebec and Labrador. This true-color MODIS image shows the Northeast Quebec and the Ungava Bay (left) as well as part of Newfoundland and the Labrador Sea (right.)
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Por Carlos Solís
Floods in Southern France

These Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images show the extent of flooding along the southern reaches of the Rhone River in France. Almost constant rain has fallen over the region since early October. Then, torrential rains began on December 1, 2003, pushing the Rhone River to its highest ever recorded volume. Thousands of people fled their homes as the flood waters rose. This is the eighth time the river has flooded in the past eleven years. The MODIS image captured by the Terra satellite on December 7 shows pools of standing water, dark blue in the false-color image and tan in the true-color image, around the Rhone River delta. The river itself is swollen compared to an image taken on October 6, 2003, before the rains started. Sediment carried by the floods is tinting the Mediterranean Sea bright blue in the false color image and murky tan and green in the true-color image.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Carlos Solís
Oakland City Map, California, United States 1880

Sewer Map of the City of Oakland, showing their sizes and depths, also the grades of streets.
Source: Report on the Social Statistics of Cities, Compiled by George E. Waring, Jr., United States. Census Office, Part I, 1886

Por Carlos Solís
British Columbia, Canada

This MODIS image from June 9, 2002, shows the vibrant forests of the Coast Mountains of southwest British Columbia, Canada. The snow appears almost to have been painted on, and as the snow recedes to the higher elevations, green valleys can be seen. At the border of Canada and Washington, a grayish cluster of pixels on the shore shows the location of Vancouver.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Carlos Solís
Hurricane Charley (03L) off Florida

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Charley on August 13, 2004, at 12:35 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. At the time this image was taken, Charley was rapidly gaining strength and would reach Category Four status just 90 minutes later. Maximum sustained winds at 2:00 p.m. were at 145 miles per hour, and Charley was moving towards the north-northeast at 20 miles per hour.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Carlos Solís