Northeast United States and Southeast Canada

Northeast United States and Southeast Canada
  • Credit:

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

The Appalachian Mountains run northeast to southwest from Maine all the way to Georgia. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from April 24, 2002, shows that spring has yet to arrive in the higher elevations, and brown ridges contrast sharply with green vegetation in the lower elevations. A few scattered fires (red dots) were detected by MODIS in North Carolina (bottom), West Virginia (left) and Deleware (right).

Images & Animations


File Dimensions

  • 650x850
  • JPEG 150 KB
  • 1300x1700
  • JPEG 582 KB
  • 2600x3400
  • JPEG 2 MB
  • 5200x6800
  • JPEG 6 MB

Note: Often times, due to the size, browsers have a difficult time opening and displaying images. If you experiece an error when clicking on an image link, please try directly downloading the image (using a right click, save as method) to view it locally.


  • Data Date:

    April 24, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    April 25, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration