18 Feb '12, 11pm

Guam: Fields, forests, military bases, and settlements all mix on this U.S. territory in the tropical Pacific, a...

On December 30, 2011, cloud-free skies presented NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite with this unobstructed view of the island of Guam. Note that this image, taken by the satellite’s Advanced Land Imager (ALI), has been rotated and north is at right. Located in the tropical Pacific Ocean, the U.S. territory of Guam lies at the southern end of the Mariana Island Chain. As the largest island in that archipelago, Guam stretches roughly 30 miles (50 kilometers) from northeast to southwest. Fields, forests, military bases, and settlements all mix on the landscape. Two prominent airstrips run northeast-southwest, one at the northeastern tip of the island, and the other in central Guam. Guam has two seasons: wet (June to December) and dry (January to June), and ALI acquired this image during the transition from wet to dry. The fate of that rainwater has a lot to do with whe...

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