White Sea - Russia

White Sea - Russia
  • Credit:

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

At bottom center of this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from April 13, 2001, the White Sea in western Russia is becoming free of ice in its southern extent. Meanwhile, the blue-green waters along the coast of the peninsula jutting out into the Barents Sea to the northeast could be due to a phytoplankton bloom.

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  • Data Date:

    April 23, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    January 27, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration