Follow this link to skip to the main content
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology
JPL - Home Page JPL - Earth JPL - Solar System JPL - Stars and Galaxies JPL - Science and Technology
Bring the Universe to You: JPL Email News JPL RSS Feed JPL Podcast JPL Video
MISR - Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer
 Get Data
Latest MISR Imagery
A Collection of MISR Imagery
Suggest an Image
MISR Instrument
AirMISR Instrument
AIrMISR Flight Imagery
 News and Events
 Ask a Question
 About Us
 Other Resources
A Collection of MISR Imagery
Honduras and Nicaragua
Larger image

Honduras and Nicaragua

This true-color image was taken by the MISR camera looking straight down toward Earth. The Golfo de Honduras is at the north edge (top) of the image and the Pacific Ocean is at the south. Differences in greenness are apparent along the east edge of the observed area, between Honduras (to the north) and Nicaragua (to the south). Runoff from the land is visible in the Golfo de Fonseca, about midway along the southern coastline. A chain of active volcanoes extends along the coast from the Golfo de Fonseca southeast to the edge of the image. San Cristobal, a volcano at about the middle of the chain, erupted on 25 February. A thin plume from San Cristobal, blown to the west and out over the Pacific Ocean, is barely visible. Data for all channels were mapped to a Space Oblique Mercator map projection to create this 275-m resolution color composite.