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MODIS Cloud Types

This MODIS image, centered over the Great Lakes region in North America, shows a variety of cloud types. The clouds at the top of the image colored turquoise are cold, high-level snow and ice clouds, while the white clouds are lower-level water clouds. Because different cloud types reflect and emit radiant energy differently, scientists can use MODIS' unique data set to measure the sizes of cloud particles and distinguish between and water, snow, and ice clouds. This scene was acquired on Feb. 24, 2000.

Liam Gumley, University of Wisconsin,

Published April 18, 2000
Data acquired February 24, 2000

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