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Carrizozo Volcanic Field, New Mexico

Image captured on Jan 13, 2024, by the MSI instrument aboard the ESA (European Space Agency) Sentinel-2A satellite.

True-color image of the Carrizozo volcanic field in south-central New Mexico, USA. The volcanic field is comprised of two lava flows: the Broken Back flow to the south and the Carrizozo lava flow (Carrizozo Malpais) to the north. The lava flow consists of pahoehoe type lava that has a smooth or ropy surface and that spread via lava tubes. Age estimates of the lava flow range from 1,000 to 5,000 years ago. This image was acquired on January 13, 2024, by the MultiSpectral Instrument (MSI) aboard the ESA (European Space Agency) Sentinel-2A satellite. Explore the Carrizozo volcanic field in NASA's Worldview.

The imagery available in Worldview are part of the Harmonized Landsat and Sentinel-2 (HLS) project, which provides 30-meter resolution, true-color surface reflectance imagery from the Operational Land Imager (OLI) and OLI-2 instruments aboard the joint NASA/USGS Landsat 8 and Landsat 9 satellites and the Sentinel MSI instruments aboard the ESA Sentinel-2A and -2B satellites. The data from the two instruments aboard the four satellites are processed through a set of algorithms to make the imagery consistent and comparable across the instruments. This includes atmospheric correction, cloud and cloud-shadow masking, spatial co-registration and common gridding, illumination and view angle normalization, and spectral bandpass adjustment.

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Dataset: doi:10.5067/HLS/HLSS30.002

Reference: Carrizozo volcanic field. Wikipedia. Accessed January 17, 2024.

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