Mesopotamia • Earth.com Mesopotamia imaging spec

Last update: November 13th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Mesopotamia This pair of true- and false-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images from January 13, 2003, features the Mesopotamian Fertile Crescent in southern Iraq and Iran. The Fertile Crescent lies between the Euphrates and the Tigris Rivers. At the top of The Persian Gulf (bottom right), where Kuwait (west of the Gulf), Iraq, and Iran meet, the two rivers join before flowing into the Gulf. Therefore Mesopotamia lies between rivers it has a lot of vegetation.

Also the dryness of this country causes brush fires as well as floods and down pour. Alhough the oil wells have  alot to do with this country. They get all of the seasons. Mainly desert weather where its hot and really cold.

A number of fires were detected in this scene by MODIS and are marked in red. They are concentrated in southern Iraq and western Iran. The ones in southern Iraq are likely associated with oil wells. Snow can also be seen blanketing the Zagros Mountains of Iran at the upper center of the image. In the false-color image, burned areas are reddish brown and snow is bright blue, while vegetation is bright green.

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

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