Lena River Delta and East Siberian Sea

Lena River Delta and East Siberian Sea
  • Credit:

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

The winter sea ice in the east Siberian Sea is looking a bit like a cracked windshield in these true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images from June 16 and 23, 2002. North of the thawing tundra, the sea ice takes on its cracked, bright blue appearance as it thins, which allows the reflection of the water to show through. Numerous still-frozen lakes dot the tundra.

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  • Data Date:

    June 23, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    June 30, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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