Posted by: Anne Jefferson | November 16, 2010

Fabulous flooded fan in Iran

The latest Where on Google Earth image featured a gorgeous alluvial fan in the Zagros mountains of Iran. The Google Earth imagery does not show this fan in flood, but an ASTER image from a few years ago does.

Image credit to: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

Link to NASA ASTER image gallery: http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery-detail.asp?name=iranfan

I’d say see for yourself in Flash Earth, but unfortunately the imagery appears to be pretty poor quality for this area: http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=28.994958&lon=55.049338&z=8.5&r=0&src=nasa.

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