Mouth of the Lena River, Russia

Mouth of the Lena River, Russia
  • Credit:

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

This interesting MODIS image from June 2, 2002, shows the Lena River in northern Siberia beginning to break free of its winter mantle of ice. Ice jams in the northern part of the river can cause flooding further south.

Images & Animations


File Dimensions

  • 500x650
  • JPEG 70 KB
  • 1000x1300
  • JPEG 245 KB
  • 2000x2600
  • JPEG 687 KB


  • Data Date:

    June 2, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    June 4, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration