IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 30 September 2010

Landscape turns to brown

Posted: 30 Sep 2010 05:54 AM

The featured image shows a comparison between a Terra MODIS satellite image from last month and yesterday. The landscape has gone from a lush green to a dull brown, which is a good thing since it means the agricultural crops are drying up to support their harvest. This change also has an implication for how effectively the sun is able to warm the surface up (albedo). Maybe in another month or two this comparison would show the landscape turning white, but lets enjoy the fall season first!

Good = 38
Bad = 3

Tags:   satellite