• Credit:

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

This MODIS true-color Image shows snow retreating from much of Alaska. The blues, greens, and browns in the water along the coasts are likely a mixture of phytoplankton and sediment running off from rivers. At upper right, you can see the Bering Strait continuing to thaw.

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  • Data Date:

    June 1, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    June 1, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration