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High resolution photos of the Bahamas from space

MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) is the key instrument aboard the Terra (EOS AM-1) satellite. Terra MODIS is viewing the entire Earth's surface every to 2 days, acquiring data in 36 spectral bands, or groups of wavelengths. The MODIS Land Rapid Response system has been developed to provide rapid access to MODIS data globally, with initial emphasis on 250 m color composite imagery. Images on this page are derived from the MODIS Land Rapid Response system website.

Each row of images shown below are derived from an individual 250 m per pixel resolution color composite. The image on the left shows a lower resolution version of the whole photo with Florida, the Bahamas and Cuba; the center image is a blow-up of the Little Bahama Bank; while the right image is an enlargement of the Great Bahama Bank. Links to original images at several resolutions from the MODIS Land Rapid Response website are provided.



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Date Taken: 6-Nov-2001 at 1601 UTC Original photos: 1 km, 500 m, 250 m

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Date Taken: 8-Nov-2001 at 1600 UTC Original photos: 1 km, 500 m, 250 m

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Date Taken: 16-May-2001 at 1600 UTC Original photos: 1 km, 250 m

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