24 Dec '11, 11pm

Salzkammergut Region, Eastern Alps : Satellite Image of the Day

The Alps form a great crescent-shaped ridge extending from the Mediterranean to Austria. Toward the eastern end of this mountain range lies an Austrian resort area known as Salzkammergut, where towering peaks alternate with narrow valleys and serpentine lakes. This perspective view of Salzkammergut was acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite on June 22, 2003. It was then draped over an ASTER digital elevation model (DEM). This view looks toward the west, with north toward the lower right. Vegetation is bright green, rock is purple-gray, water is blue, and snow and ice are white. Settlements dot the well-vegetated valleys, but mountains dominate the landscape. The mountain-building process that created the Alps was complex, and lasted tens of millions of years. Part of the process involved a collision ...

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