Nimbus 7 image of the Pacific Coast of the United States, 1978.
© National Aeronautics & Space Administration / Science & Society
This false colour map, obtained using data from the Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer (ESMR) aboard the Nimbus 7 satellite shows a pigment and temperature image of the US Pacific coast. Nimbus was a series of experimental meteorological and earth resources satellites, seven of which were launched between August 1963 and October 1978. Nimbus 7 was the last of the series, and was launched on 24th October 1978.