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SeaWiFS: Gulf Coast Sediments

Various shades of brown color the water along the Louisiana/Mississippi/Florida coast as suspended sediments and colored organic matter flow out of the region's river systems. The bridge across Lake Pontchartrain into New Orleans is barely visible as a slightly brighter line against the lake's green and brown backdrop. What appears to be a smoke plume is streaming southward from the eastern shore of Pensacola Bay.

Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

Published May 15, 2001
Data acquired March 13, 2001

OrbView-2 > SeaWiFS
Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Rivers/Streams
Hydrosphere > Water Quality > Suspended Solids