Central United States

Central United States
  • Credit:

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

In early November, deciduous vegetation appears to have all but disappeared from the landscape around Lake Superior (top right) and Lake Michigan (below). At the southwestern tip of Lake Michigan, a cluster of grayish pixels marks the city of Chicago. This MODIS image was acquired on November 5, 2001.

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  • Data Date:

    November 5, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    November 10, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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