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Black Belt Prairie

The crescent-shaped area of fertile, cultivated land stretches through parts of Mississippi and Alabama.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using data from the Level 1 and Atmospheres Active Distribution System (LAADS) and Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE), and land cover data from the National Land Cover Database. Story by Kathryn Hansen with image interpretation by JoVonn Hill/Mississippi State University.

Published June 20, 2018
Data acquired 2011 - 2018

Sources:
Landsat 5 > TM
Landsat 7 > ETM+
Terra > MODIS