JEFF SCHMALTZ, MODIS RAPID RESPONSE TEAM, NASA / GSFC / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JEFF SCHMALTZ, MODIS RAPID RESPONSE TEAM, NASA / GSFC / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Pannonian Basin, satellite image. North is at top. Vegetation is green, clouds and snow are white, water is blue, and national boundaries are marked with black lines. The area shown here is centred on the Pannonian Basin (Carpathian Basin). This basin consists of a large plain left behind when the Pannonian Sea dried out, surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains (the dark green arc at right) and the Transylvanian Alps. At lower left are the Dinaric Alps on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. Image data obtained by the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) sensor on NASA's Aqua satellite on 21 September 2003.
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