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This color postcard features a map of the Gulf Coast including Lake Pontchartrain, the Breton Sound, the Chandeleur Sound, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi Sound, coastal cities and Mobile Bay with the statistics Total Area 25,100 sq. miles/10 miles. The back of the postcard provides space for address. The top center of the card reads "John C. Stennis Space Center On the Gulf Coast in Hancock County, Mississippi." The description in the lower left corner reads "Space Remote Sensing--This image of the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama Coastline is a typical example of how scientists at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss. turn satellite data into useful tools for better understanding the earth's natural processes. The science and technology laboratory is Stennis Space Center's primary scientific and research are responsible for developing tools and techniques to help manage the environment more effectively. Much time is being devoted to tropical forest management and shallow water oceanography to name a few with president Bush's goal of returning to the moon and then venturing out to Mars during the next century. More effort is also being placed in life sciences projects. This image of the Gulf Coast was created from landsat satellite multispectral scanner (MSS) data. Each color represents a different type of land cover."
Postcards; Maps; Gulf Coast
Gulf Coast, US
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Gulf Coast Sub-Collection
Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University