Winter in the Western Caucasus


Now that the fuzz about the winter Olympic Games is over it seems a good time to show a bit of the larger area they took place in – the western Caucasus, which sadly has also been the place of various armed conflicts in recent years. Shown below is a mosaic of recent Landsat images from the western Caucasus mountains including Sochi and the winter sport sites.

The following magnified crop shows the highest mountain in the area – Mount Elbrus

and the next one the sites of the Olympic Games.

Based on the same imagery i also produced some 3d images – two examples can be seen in the following

Winter views are always somewhat tricky due to the low sun position and as a result possible view directions are restricted.

Both the Landsat mosaic and the 3d views can be found on the services and products.

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