Time Series of Water in Lake Hamoun, Iran/Afghanistan
Higher resolution Images
August 1999 May 2001 May 2003
Between 1999 and 2001, Lake Hamoun in Iran near the Afghanistan border all but dried up and disappeared. By May 2003, water had returned to the lake. These three images show a time series of changes to the lake. The images from left to right are from August 1999, May 2001, and May 2003.
Credit: Landsat 7 +ETM sensor extracted at 240m resolution from http://glovis.usgs.gov managed by Eros Data Center, USGS.
The orbital path (depicted by series of points) of the Jason-1 satelite is shown in this image. The base map image of Lake Hamoun was taken in 1990 by Landsat 5.