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
  Gallery  
 Home
 Mission
 Get Data
 Gallery
Latest MISR Imagery
A Collection of MISR Imagery
Suggest an Image
MISR Instrument
AirMISR Instrument
AIrMISR Flight Imagery
 News and Events
 Publications
 FAQs
 Ask a Question
 About Us
 Other Resources
 Internal
A Collection of MISR Imagery
Northern California and San Francisco Bay
Larger images available View high-res tiff

Northern California and San Francisco Bay
12/20/2000

The left image of this pair was acquired by MISR's nadir camera on August 17, 2000 during Terra orbit 3545. Toward the top, and nestled between the Coast Range and the Sierra Nevadas, are the green fields of the Sacramento Valley. The city of Sacramento is the grayish area near the right-hand side of the image. Further south, San Francisco and other cities of the Bay Area are visible.

On the right is a zoomed-in view of the area outlined by the yellow polygon. It highlights the southern end of San Francisco Bay, and was acquired by MISR's airborne counterpart, AirMISR, during an engineering check-out flight on August 25, 1997. AirMISR flies aboard a NASA ER-2 high-altitude aircraft and contains a single camera that rotates to different view angles. When this image was acquired, the AirMISR camera was pointed 70 degrees forward of the vertical. Colorful tidal flats are visible in both the AirMISR and MISR imagery.

Credit: Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/JPL, MISR and AirMISR Teams.

<< RETURN TO GALLERY