SeaWiFS: Mississippi Sediments in the Gulf of Mexico

SeaWiFS: Mississippi Sediments in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Credit:

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

This SeaWiFS image collected on January 15, 2002 clearly shows the discharge from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico. In summertime, much of the sea floor under the brownish colored water goes without dissolved oxygen.

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  • Data Date:

    January 15, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    January 15, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration