SeaWiFS: Central U.S. and Canada - related image preview

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SeaWiFS: Central U.S. and Canada

This SeaWiFS pass over the central United States and Canada suggests a source for all of that snow in Buffalo. Cold, dry Canadian air blowing toward the southeast picks up a lot of moisture from the relatively warm Great Lakes -- forming the clouds that lightened their loads over Buffalo.

Meanwhile, the southeastern United States remain sunny and snow free.


Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

Published November 21, 2000
Data acquired November 21, 2000

Source:
OrbView-2 > SeaWiFS
Topics:
Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Cover
Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Cover