Bering Strait, Alaska, United States

Bering Strait, Alaska, United States
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

Summer run off from the Yukon River, the source of which is hidden by clouds on image right, is filling the Norton Sound (image center) with brownish sediment. The Bering Sea (image left) appears to be supporting a large phytoplankton population, as blue-green swirls are evident from north to south in this true-color MODIS image of Alaska.

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  • Data Date:

    July 6, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    July 6, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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