SeaWiFS: Central U.S. and Canada

SeaWiFS: Central U.S. and Canada
  • Credit:

    Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

This SeaWiFS pass over the central United States and Canada suggests a source for all of that snow in Buffalo. Cold, dry Canadian air blowing toward the southeast picks up a lot of moisture from the relatively warm Great Lakes -- forming the clouds that lightened their loads over Buffalo.

Meanwhile, the southeastern United States remain sunny and snow free.

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  • Data Date:

    November 21, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    November 21, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration