The Alps

The Alps
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The Alps march across these true-color MODIS images of Autumnal southern Europe. On either side of and above the Alps are the countries of (from left to right) France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, and Slovenia, while below the Alps is Italy. The Mediterranean and Ligurian Seas sit to the west of Italy, while to the right is the Adriatic Sea. As the season progresses, snow begins to whiten the Alps.

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  • Data Date:

    October 1, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    October 26, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration