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Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This MODIS image from May 17, 2002, shows the Volga River running north-south and emptying into the Caspian Sea. At lower left, extensive cultivation of the land can be seen in the regular patterns of fields. The light-colored waters of the Caspian Sea may be due to high sediment in the rivers that flow into it, as well as pollution and aquatic plant growth.


  • Sensor: Terra/MODIS
  • Datastart: 2002-05-17
  • Dataend: 2002-05-17
  • Visible Earth v1 ID 19787
  • Visualization Date: 2002-05-24

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