Sunday, February 8, 2009

An image of Earth...

from space showing central and southern Utah (click to enlarge.) That's the Great Salt Lake in the upper-left and the snow covered Wasatch range oriented north-south just left of center. If you know your Colorado Plateau geography you can easily identify the Green, San Juan and Colorado Rivers, the San Rafael Swell, the Henry, Abajo and La Sal Mountains among other prominent landforms.

Note: I'm actually in this image though I doubt you can see me. At the time the photo was taken I was on leave and doing fieldwork in the Moab area in the right-center portion of the image. No, it doesn't help to squint.

Image credit: Envisat's (ESO) Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) on 27 April 2008


  1. Utah is awesone- if you've never hiked the Narrows and Angel's Landing those are a must!
    -- MLD