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Landsat 5 First Light Image of Corpus Christi, Texas

Detailed Description

On March 6, 1984, the Thematic Mapper (TM) on Landsat 5 captured this image of Corpus Christi. Texas. Located in South Texas on the Gulf of Mexico, the city and its bay are protected by barrier islands.

The image is shown as a false color composite using the near infrared, red, and green bands (bands 4,3,2). In this image vegetation appears as red and barren ground appears as brown.

Learn more about the mission by visiting the Landsat 5 web page


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