09 Jan '18, 3pm

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View Image Comparison View Both Images On January 6, 2018, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired these images of the Great Lakes. The top image shows the winter landscape in natural color, similar to what your eyes would see. The second image shows the same area in false-color to better differentiate between snow and ice (blue) and clouds (white). Notice that that clouds are located primarily over the lakes with more open water. These lake-effect clouds form when cold air from the northwest passes over the comparatively warmer lake water, imparting warmth and moisture into the air. Rising thermals ultimately produce long parallel bands of cumulus clouds called cloud streets . In contrast, fewer clouds stream from Lake Erie. With a large fraction of the lake’s surface capped with ice, the lake is prevented from contribu...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 02 Jan '18, 9pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 11 Jan '18, 3pm

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