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E-M:/ Today's Turbidity Pollution Satellite Shot



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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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Imagery from the NASA Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
device aboard the NASA TERRA satellite taken earlier today, Sunday, March 15, 2009.

Extensively and readily apparent turbidity pollution of Southwestern Lake 
St. Clair by the Thames and Syndenham Rivers in the Southern 
Ontario Peninsula......    The apparent turbidity plume also flows into the 
Detroit River and reaches Lake Erie.

Also showing is extensive and readily apparent turbidity pollution 
of Western Lake Erie by the Maumee River and of Sandusky Bay.

http://www.sagady.com/stuff/LkStClairWestLakeErie03152009.pdf

If it were warmer, appearance of algae and phytoplankton would also be 
visible in the turbidity impact areas.

The more visible turbid half of the Detroit River is shown in this 
webcam view:

http://www.clickondetroit.com/wxcam/1807532/detail.html

Original source material for the imagery is at:

http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/realtime/single.php?2009074/crefl1_143.A2009074161500-2009074162000.4km.jpg

NASA MODIS Rapid Response System - main portal page:

http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/



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