Kodiak Island, Alaska

Kodiak Island, Alaska
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA/GSFC

Running vertically between Alaska on the right and Russia on the left, the Bering Strait is mostly free of ice in this true-color MODIS image acquired from data captured on May 31, 2001. To the lower right of the image, a phytoplankton bloom appears to be occurring at the mouth of Norton Sound, and is coloring the darker water a bright bluish green. At the bottom center of the image is snow-covered St. Lawrence Island.

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  • Data Date:

    May 31, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    May 31, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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