satellite_image_sierra_nevada.jpg


View Original Image at Full Size

This photo shows the dried up remnants of Owens Lake, the first in a chain of closed-basin lakes fed by runoff from the Sierra Nevada mountains. During the Pleistocene, wetter climatic conditions led Owens Lake to overflow its basin, with water eventually reaching all the way to Death Valley.
Originally uploaded in Integrate:Teaching for Sustainability:InTeGrate Modules:Modeling Earth Systems.

Image 51136 is a 750 by 750 pixel JPEG
Uploaded: Nov18 14


Last Modified: 2014-11-18 11:05:44
Permanent URL: https://serc.carleton.edu/download/images/51136/satellite_image_sierra_nevada.jpg

The file is referred to in 1 page
Provenance
This is a NASA space station image found on Wikipedia and is listed as specifically not copyrighted: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owens_Lake#mediaviewer/File:Owens.lake.arp.750pi...
Reuse
This item is offered under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ You may reuse this item for non-commercial purposes as long as you provide attribution and offer any derivative works under a similar license.