Contact: Ellen Gray
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: The Salton Sea in Southern California and nearby irrigated fields stand out in this image taken March 24, 2013, by the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) instrument on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite. Darker areas of the image are cooler, while lighter areas are warmer.
Credit: Credit: USGS/NASA's Earth Observatory
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