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Satellite view of Los Angeles, 1999

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Satellite view of Los Angeles, 1999
Data courtesy of EROS Data Center, U.S. Geological Survey; Image processing by National Air and Space Museum

IN CONTEXT

This object appears in the following sections:


Going Global: Los Angeles, 2000
Going Global: Los Angeles, 2000 — L.A., Global City

OTHER VIEWS
Detail of satellite image of Los Angeles and environs
Detail of satellite image of Los Angeles and environs


Satellite image of Los Angeles
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
Physical Description

This image was made in September 1999 by the Landsat 7 satellite as it passed 438 miles above Los Angeles. The view stretches 137 miles along the California coast. Landsat 7 detects visible and infrared light reflected by Earth's surface. In this image, colors have been manipulated to differentiate land-cover types. Green colors indicate vegetation, while urban surfaces are purple.

Details
Date Made:
1999
Locations:
California
Credit:

Data courtesy of EROS Data Center, U.S. Geological Survey; Image processing by National Air and Space Museum


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