Freezing Great Lakes Region

Freezing Great Lakes Region
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz

The race is on to see which will freeze first: the northeastern offshoot of Lake Huron—Georgian Bay—or Lake Erie. These images of the five Great Lakes—(left to right) Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario—show ice beginning to build up around the shores of each of the lakes, with snow on the ground across virtually the entire scene.

This image is made from observations by the Terra MODIS instrument on January 27, 2005. A false-color image of the same scene is available on the Rapid Response System.

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  • Data Date:

    January 27, 2005
  • Visualization Date:

    January 5, 2005
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration