Thames River Plume in the North Sea
acquired March 26, 2007 download large image (2 MB, JPEG, 3600x4800)
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Though the River Thames pours into the North Sea in southeast England, the river does not end there. Its plume of fresh water, colored tan by the earth picked up on its journey across England, flows through the dark blue waters of the North Sea along the coast of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany before fading in a cloud of green near Denmark. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this photo-like image on March 26, 2007. Apart from a light veil of haze hanging over northern Germany and Denmark, skies over Northern Europe were remarkably cloud free.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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Terra - MODIS

Thames River Plume in the North Sea

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