Snow in Korea

Snow in Korea
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The central provinces of South Korea were crippled when heavy snow closed roads throughout the region, including many in the country’s capital, Seoul. More snow fell on March 6, 2004, than ever recorded for a single day in March since the Korea Meteorological Administration began keeping records in 1904. According to news reports, the city of Daejon (Taejon) in central South Korea, received 19 inches (49 centimeters) of snow on March 5, with an additional 6 inches (15 centimeters) forecast for March 6. As the storm moved away from the peninsula on March 7, 2004, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite captured this image of South Korea under a blanket of snow. To the north, North Korea and China have also received snow.

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  • Data Date:

    March 7, 2004
  • Visualization Date:

    March 8, 2004
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration