Copper Canyon, Mexico, satellite image

Copper Canyon, Mexico, satellite image

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This image is part of the feature Canyons Seen From Space

Credit: US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Copper Canyon, Mexico, satellite image. The Copper Canyon (Barranca del Cobre in Spanish)is so called because of the green copper tinge in the rocks. This group of canyons were formed by the eroding action of six rivers. Image taken in April 2014 by the OLI (Operational Land Imager) on board the Landsat 8 space satellite. This image covers an area measuring 100 kilometres squared.

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Keywords: 21st century, 30 metre resolution, april 2014, canyon, copper canyon, earth observation, erosion, geographical, geography, geological, geology, gorge, landsat 8, map, mapping, mexico, near-infrared, north america, oli, operational land imager, river, satellite, satellite image, short wave infrared, spectral band, survey, terrain, terrestrial, thermal infrared, visible spectrum

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