Salton Sea in Southern California (image) 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 Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.